English version

be too late

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe too latebe too lateto arrive or do something after the time when something could or should have been done He shouted a warning but it was too late.too late to do something Are we too late to get tickets? It was too late to turn back. late
Examples from the Corpus
be too lateBut now I believe it is too late.By the time I went back for it, it was too late.He tried to think of something to do or say, but it was too late.If you listen to the conventional wisdom in foreign-policy circles, it is too late.It is by no means so simple for the insurer who is ignorant of that until in some senses it is too late.That is the stark truth electors have to grasp before it is too late.This alarming error had been spotted by his Deputy when it was too late to do anything much about it.When that happens, it will be too late to start building a missile defense.
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