get/have/make a late start

idiom

: to start at a later time than one meant to
We arrived late because we got/had/made a late start.

Examples of get/have/make a late start in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Schools in a handful of other districts will get a late start Monday, the office said. San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Feb. 2023 Some branches, if bark is still alive, might get a late start. oregonlive, 4 Dec. 2021 Biden will also get a late start because Trump still hasn’t conceded the election and his administration seeks to obstruct the transition process. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, 19 Nov. 2020 Families still figuring out whether their kids will be learning in classrooms or on couches likely will get a late start on back-to-school shopping, the retail industry’s second-biggest shopping period after the holidays. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, 17 Aug. 2020

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“Get/have/make a late start.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%2Fhave%2Fmake%20a%20late%20start. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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