Late In The Day

Too far along in a certain activity to attempt a certain action. For Example: “Jim thought we should kick a field goal, but it was too late in the day for that. Since we were down by 21, we had to try to go for a touchdown.”

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In The Dark

Ignorant of a certain fact or issue. For Example: “In the debate when the Senator was asked his opinion on nuclear waste disposal, it was clear by his stuttering that he is in the dark on that issue.”

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Can’t Cut The Mustard

Often shortened to “can’t cut it,” this phrase means you can’t handle a certain task or issue. For Example: “Bill thought about joining the Marines, but he eventually concluded that he just can’t cut basic training.”

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