late in the day
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
: coming or remaining after the due, usual, or proper time
: of, relating to, or imposed because of tardiness
: of or relating to an advanced stage in point of time or development : occurring near the end of a period of time or series
: after the usual or proper time
: at or to an advanced point of time
: not long ago : recently
: the time of light between one night and the next
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