Posted by Bob on March 05, 2005
In Reply to: Explain teh phrase posted by raj dinesh reddy on March 05, 2005
: A day late and a dollar short
It's an amusing way to express the frustration of losing. "A day late" would be too slow to win the race, make the payment, beat the deadline. Whatever. "A dollar short" is when the price is $5 and you have $4 in your pocket. The combination of the two explains that empty feeling....