a day late and a dollar short

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #296 [color=blue]“English Slang Idioms (18)”, question 3

“The job was filled two weeks ago, and notice was published on our website. You’re a day late and a dollar ,” the receptionist told the job applicant.

(a) down
(b) poorer
© lost
(d) short

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #296 [color=blue]“English Slang Idioms (18)”, answer 3

“The job was filled two weeks ago, and notice was published on our website. You’re a day late and a dollar short,” the receptionist told the job applicant.

Correct answer: (d) short
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…a day late and dollar short…do we say sb who is late and ill prepared?
Example: You seem to show up a day late a dollar short all the time.