Talk:a day late and a dollar short

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Any takers? (Zero formatting, bad title (full stop)) SemperBlotto 22:32, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Formatted and title corrected. This may be an Americanism. (and Canadianism?) It's enough of a set idiom to have been used as a novel title by the popular African-American author Terry McMillan (also author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back). --EncycloPetey 22:49, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
Oh definitely. DAVilla 19:15, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
Very common idiom in US, as day late, dollar short with this meaning. --Connel MacKenzie 16:39, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Clearly widespread. RFV passed. DAVilla 18:47, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

If it is regional (as I believe it is,) it may cause the question to resurface again. Citations are an excellent way to answer the question before it is asked again. (My two cents.) --Connel MacKenzie 18:42, 9 December 2006 (UTC)
Request for citations then? DAVilla 18:44, 17 December 2006 (UTC)


both problems, or one due to the other[edit]

Is it that the person is a day late, and therefore they're not getting the dollar they came for, or is is that the person arrived a day late, and doesn't even have enough resources anyway?

The first is suggested here: [1] The second here: [2]

Gronky 22:51, 23 June 2011 (UTC)