A day late a dollor short [ A day late and a dollar short ]

Phi

Senior Member
USA
Arabic
Hi

If someone says " I exercise" can I say this to make a conversation in a friendly manner?

"Always? Or a day late a dollor short?"

If I use this idiom in this context, will it make sense to native English speakers or will it be completely nonsense and confusing? Any better thing to substitute?

Thank you
 
  • Llohr

    Member
    English - American Midwest
    Yeah that idiom doesn't make much sense in that context. It basically means "too little, too late."

    It would be a bit insulting, like saying, "Really? Just not enough or soon enough to have kept you from getting fat?"
     
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