A Day Late and a Dollar Short

Welcome to English in a minute,where we teach you all about idioms in American English.If you have ever heard American English,you may have heard this:a day late and a dollar short.What does this mean? Let’s find out by listening to an American English conversation.Hey,did you hear Steve was late to the birthday party? And he forgot to bring a gift! Yes I did.He is always a day late and a dollar short to everything.I know ! When people say”a day late and a dollar short”they mean you are too late,unprepared,or…disorganized.You only want to say this with your friends because it’s an informal phrase.You don’t want to use this in a formal or a business setting because it may be rude.Remember,a lot of American English is delivered by your facial expressions.And that’s English in a minute.

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