Indeed, it might look like a new question, but it's still within the context ("of late" expression.) Just close your eyes and ignore the ambush.Sounds like a new question with no context -- I've been around long enough to know a trap when I see it.
I, too, should apologise but for not being clear enough. (This hangover is unbearable....)Sorry, I misunderstood; I thought you meant the expression "under discussion," rather than the expression we were discussing.
I suppose "of late" sounds a tiny bit formal, and I might write it more often than I speak it, but it's not terribly formal. Is that waffley enough?
And moderators only sleep in rotation... someone's always awake.