Being late Idioms

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Step 3

Read the following dialogue to see the idioms in context:

Ann:I am so glad we’ve finally got together! I ordered your favorite pizza, it should be on its way!
Benjamin:Ah, good! I am so hungry!
Ann:I bet you are! You’re always in a rush, you should slow down a bit.
Ann:Right, how is your side hustle going?
Benjamin:Uh… it’s kind of slow now. I always seem to be a day late and a dollar short with the editing. I love doing photo shoots, though.
Ann:That’s nice – brings some joy to life, eh?
Benjamin:Uh-huh, plus I get to master the skill. I am glad I gave it a try. You are always more reluctant when you start something late in life, but I believe it’s never too late to learn.
Ann:I agree.
Benjamin:Do you know when Dan is coming? I hope he makes it by the time pizza arrives.
Ann:He is still stuck in traffic, but he has to come sooner or later because we planned to watch the game together.
Benjamin:Somebody is at the door, it must be the pizza.
Ann:Well, better late than never!

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Being Late Idioms

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