better\ late\ than\ never


better\ late\ than\ never
It is better to come or do something late than never.

The firemen didn't arrive at the house until it was half burned, but it was better late than never.

Grandfather is learning to drive a car. "Better late than never," he says.

Compare: half a loaf is better than none

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • better late than never — Cf. DIONYSIUS OF HALICARNASSUS Roman Antiquities ix. 9 κρϵȋττoν γάρ ἐστιν ὀψὲ ἄρξασθαι τὰ δέoντα πράττϵιν ἢ μηδέποτε, it is better to start doing what one has to late than not at all; LIVY Hist. IV. ii. potius sero quam nunquam. c 1330 in C.… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • better late than never — It is better to come or do something late than never. * /The firemen didn t arrive at the house until it was half burned, but it was better late than never./ * /Grandfather is learning to drive a car. Better late than never, he says./ Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • better late than never — It is better to come or do something late than never. * /The firemen didn t arrive at the house until it was half burned, but it was better late than never./ * /Grandfather is learning to drive a car. Better late than never, he says./ Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • better late than never —    This idiom suggests that doing something late is better than not doing it at all.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    When someone does something late, this remark means that it is better to do it late than not do it at all.     Do you… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • better late than never — adverb Its better to do something late, than to never do it at all. Their insolence and recklessness must be opposed, and better late than never …   Wiktionary

  • Better late than never. — something that you say which means it is better for someone or something to be late than never to arrive or to happen. Karen s card arrived 2 weeks after my birthday. Oh well, better late than never …   New idioms dictionary

  • better late than never — it is better to arrive late than not to arrive    You re an hour late, he said. Better late than never, I replied …   English idioms