English version

too late

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtoo latetoo lateafter the time when something could or should have been done The advice came too late. late
Examples from the Corpus
too lateHospitals keep the sick waiting to be admitted until it is too late.I tried to reach your hand, but it was too late.We rushed to the store as soon as we left work but arrived too late.A part of me wanted to stop and hit rewind, but it was too late.A whole day was too long - even a few hours would be too late.Coach home; too late for a swim.He had already gone too far down another road, too late for turning back.By the time the doctor arrived, it was too late; he was already dead.I'm afraid you're too late - I've just sold the last ticket.They got to the airport too late to catch the plane.Their efforts may be too little too late to ensure that the Pearl maintains its independence.It's never too late to learn a new language.Somehow it already felt too late to make the crossing.
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