too little, too late

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.

Word by Word Definitions

too play
  1. : besides, also

  2. : to an excessive degree : excessively

  3. : to such a degree as to be regrettable

little play
  1. : not big: such as

  2. : small in size or extent : tiny

  3. : young

  1. : in only a small quantity or degree : slightly

  2. : not at all

  3. : rarely, infrequently

  1. : a small amount, quantity, or degree

  2. : a short time

  3. : a short distance

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


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