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

Draw the Short Straw

Meaning of Idiom ‘Draw the Short Straw’ To draw the short straw, used metaphorically, means to get chosen to do some unpleasant or disagreeable task. The idiom does not mean that straws were actually drawn, only that someone who didn’t want to do it was chosen. This person could be said to have gotten the short end … Read more