Definition of better late than never in English:

better late than never


  • It is better to do something or arrive after the expected time than not do it or arrive at all.

    ‘it took them the majority of the campaign to come to that conclusion, but better late than never’
    • ‘The website seems to have been very lethargic today, so I gave up after a while and went off to do more productive things—ah well, better late than never.’
    • ‘After breakfast the boys go straight to work on math—better late than never, right?’
    • ‘Better late than never, the newspaper ran a good review of the book over the weekend.’
    • ‘Well, better late than never, for the timing of this exhibition.’
    • ‘The team have probably left such a move about five years too late, but it's better late than never.’