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Synonyms

late

adverb

near the end of a period of time such as a day, month, season, or someone’s life or career

belatedly

adverb

late or too late

overdue

adjective

if something is overdue, it should have been done before now

behind

adverb

late or too slow in doing things that you have to do

past

adverb

later than a particular time

at the last moment/minute

when it is almost too late

not a moment too soon

so late that it is almost too late

be out of time

to have no more time available to finish something

running late

doing things or arriving in places later than planned

tardy

adjective

formal arriving late

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after the event

after something has happened, when it is too late to change anything

at this time of night

used for showing your surprise that something is happening very late

behindhand

adverb

late with something

belated

adjective

happening late

belated

adjective

arriving late

better late than never

used for telling someone you are happy that they did something, but you wish they had done it earlier

close the stable door after the horse has bolted

used for saying that something has been done too late because the problem it should have prevented has already happened

downstream

adjective

relating to or happening at a later stage in a process

get behind

if you get behind with work or payments, you have not done as much work or made as many payments as you should have

getting on

British fairly late

have yet to do something

used for saying that something has not happened or been done up to the present time, especially when you think it should have happened or been done

it’s high time that

used for saying that something should be done soon, because it is already past the time when it should have been done

last-minute

adjective

happening or done at the latest possible time

late

adjective

if you are late, you arrive somewhere after the correct or usual time

late

adjective

used about something that happens after the correct or usual time

late

adjective

used about something that continues after the time that it usually ends

late

adjective

near the end of a period of time such as a day, month, or season

latecomer

noun

someone who arrives late somewhere

late in the day

too late to take action

lose time

to have less available time than you expected, for example because an unexpected problem has caused a delay

overdue

adjective

if something or someone is overdue, they should have arrived before now

to go (right) down to the wire

to only be decided or become clear at the last possible moment

to what do we owe this honour/the honour of your presence?

said as a joke when someone is late or comes to a meeting or class that they usually miss

up to/until/till something

used for giving the latest time that something can happen, or the end of a period of time

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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