Meaning of “better late than never” in the English Dictionary

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"better late than never" in British English

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better late than never

saying

said when you think that it is better for someone or something to be late than never to arrive or to happen

(Definition of “better late than never” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"better late than never" in American English

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better late than never

it is better for someone to arrive or do something late than not to arrive or do it at all:

"Dan finally paid me the money he owed me." "Well, better late than never."

(Definition of “better late than never” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)