[Idiom] later in the hour

constantinusphilo

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What does exactly 'later in the hour' mean? Is it to say that something is going to happen within an hour, or just some time later on?
 

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As always, please give us a complete sentence to consider. If you saw the phrase somewhere, give us the whole sentence, the source and the author.
 

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Later in the day sounds more common to me.
 

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If one is doing a radio or TV show, it would be used to indicate that some thing is going to happen at some time before the next hour starts. If you say it at 4:15, it will happen before 5:00.
 
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