[LMB] A day late and a dollar short

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Mon Dec 22 16:47:56 GMT 2014

On Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:11:34 +0000, John Lennard
<john.c.lennard at gmail.com> wrote:

>I don't know how commonly used this phrase really is (I've never heard
>anyone actually say it), but listening the other day to Tom Waits's album
>*Nighthawks at the Diner* (1975) it leaped out at me from the lyrics to
>'Nighthawk Postcards (from Easy Street)'. Lois having said often that music
>is a significant ... not source as such, but prompt, or cue, or inspiration
>-- was Tom Waits perhaps on her turntable in the late 70s and early 80s?

I've heard Americans say it, but no-one else.  And mainly those over 60.


Carpe Diem.  Fish for 10 cents.

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