too little, too late
Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- Used as a predicate or a pro-sentence to indicate insufficiency.
- That's just half what was due last week. Too little, too late.
- Committing half his reserves nearly three hours after the attack was too little, too late.
2011 December 7, David Ornstein, “FC Basel 2 - 1 Man Utd”, in BBC Sport:
- Jones forced a header over the line after Danny Welbeck was denied from close range and fellow substitute Federico Macheda hit the woodwork, but it was too little, too late.