Today is Tuesday! I am late! Sorry. I was so involved in Golden Week, that I forgot about my phrase. I saw a great movie, Spotlight. I recommend it to anyone.
Today’s phrase, “A day late and a dollar short“, is an old English idiom, used for times just like this.
For example, if I asked a girl to the school dance but another boy had already asked her, she might say:
I would love to go with you, but you’re a day late and a dollar short.
Or if I filed my taxes on March 16th instead of the 15th, I might be told:
Sorry, but you’re a day late and a dollar short . . .go to jail!
I’ll try not to be late again. Enjoy your vacation!
P.S. there is also a movie, starring Whoopie Goldberg titled: