Results 1 to 2 of 2

    • Join Date: Feb 2009
    • Posts: 3
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Question A day late and a dollar short?

    Could anyone help to explain "A day late and a dollar short"? As the explanation "too little, too late" in Idiom Home page is hard to understand.
    It's better to give some examples.

    Thanks in advance!


    • Join Date: Feb 2009
    • Posts: 11
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Wink Re: A day late and a dollar short?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobChen View Post
    Could anyone help to explain "A day late and a dollar short"? As the explanation "too little, too late" in Idiom Home page is hard to understand.
    It's better to give some examples.

    Thanks in advance!
    idioms are of course, supposed to be quick, succinct and memorable, so you can easily see the relevence and referal to a particular topic or issue; most idioms are usually to teach a moral or a lesson or maybe to give advice so you do not make the same mistake again or indeed, at all.

    an example being, "to shut the stable door, after the horse has already bolted" - this literally means to act to late/ or inadequately timed action.

Similar Threads

  1. I won’t be late too long.
    By flytothesky in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-Jan-2009, 10:35
  2. [General] Great Mr. Narayan Murthy's views on late Sitting at office
    By rmsh16 in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 19-Nov-2008, 13:05
  3. [Grammar] usage "Mrs.NAME1 wife of late Mr. NAME2"
    By evernew in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 20-Oct-2008, 14:49
  4. seeking a word
    By NearThere in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 16-Mar-2008, 00:54

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •