too little, too late

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Definition of too little, too late

: not enough and not soon enough to make a difference Her efforts to improve her grade were too little, too late.

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“Too little, too late.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/too%20little%2C%20too%20late. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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