A Day Late and a Dollar Short

Meaning of Idiom ‘A Day Late and a Dollar Short’ When something is a day late and a dollar short, it is too late and too little; delayed too long and ineffective; waiting too long to do something and being unprepared to do it effectively. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010., … Read more


Johnny-come-lately is an American expression which has been used since at least the 1890s. Meaning Of Idiom ‘Johnny-Come-Lately’ The idiomatic term Johnny-come-lately is meant to express disapproval. A johnny-come-lately is a person who joins something after it has already started and is more successful than warranted or expresses knowledge or expertise that their limited experience does … Read more