late in the day

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of late in the day

:after the expected or proper time
  • It's rather late in the day for an apology now, don't you think?

Word by Word Definitions

late play
  1. : coming or remaining after the due, usual, or proper time

  2. : of, relating to, or imposed because of tardiness

  3. : of or relating to an advanced stage in point of time or development : occurring near the end of a period of time or series

  1. : after the usual or proper time

  2. : at or to an advanced point of time

  3. : not long ago : recently

day play
  1. : the time of light between one night and the next

  2. : daylight

  3. : daytime


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