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?

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Skies should be mostly sunny, but some increase in cloudiness is possible late in the day. Matt Rogers, Washington Post, 11 May 2023 Do outdoor work early or very late in the day Limit outdoor activities Additionally, a flood warning has been put in place, running through May 16 from the Gila River between Painted Rock Dam and the Colorado River. The Arizona Republic, 11 May 2023 Partly sunny and very warm conditions continue on Monday and Tuesday with another shot for a hit-or-miss thunderstorm late in the day. Kxas-tv (nbc5), Dallas News, 8 May 2023 These delightful structures are ideal for a space that is facing the sun directly and meant for use early or late in the day, Kallos notes. Camille Okhio, ELLE Decor, 20 Apr. 2023 Arrive early or late in the day, especially during the Riviera Maya high season, for cooler temperatures and fewer fellow visitors. Tim Leffel, CNN, 31 Mar. 2023 But forecasters said the heart of the atmospheric river wouldn't arrive until late in the day. John Antczak, ajc, 10 Mar. 2023 And birdwatchers appeared with their binoculars at the J Street Marina in Chula Vista, where the sun broke through late in the day. San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Feb. 2023 Eating on the go and saving your biggest meal for late in the day has become commonplace. Byalexa Mikhail, Fortune Well, 15 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Late in the day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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