late in the day

idiom

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

Examples of late in the day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Winds are mainly light and variable, starting to come from the south late in the day. Matt Rogers, Washington Post, 16 Apr. 2024 Recently, though, very late in the day, came a serious uptick in attention. Holland Cotter, New York Times, 15 Apr. 2024 Be careful not to exercise vigorously too late in the day. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 11 Apr. 2024 Elevations rise to 1,000 feet in the Vaca Range on the east side of the AVA, where grapes receive sun late in the day, while afternoon shade is one of the benefits to vineyards planted in the Mayacamas Mountains on the west side, which ascend to a less extreme 500 feet. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 11 Apr. 2024 Heavy rainfall is expected to begin in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, moving into Ventura and Los Angeles counties by late in the day. Grace Toohey, Los Angeles Times, 3 Feb. 2024 In addition, spraying must be late in the day when there is no bee activity. Rita Perwich, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Mar. 2024 The best chance for moderate to occasionally heavy rain is probably late in the day into the night as a low-pressure area approaches from the south and west. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 10 Feb. 2024 However, precipitation will exit the area late in the day. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 14 Mar. 2024

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“Late in the day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/late%20in%20the%20day. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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