Definition of be or come late to the party in English:

be (or come) late to the party

informal Become aware of or get involved in something long after others: I didn’t get into Nirvana until after MTV Unplugged came out—I’m always late to the party though they have come late to the party, their cloud storage solution seems to be catching up
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  • I came late to the party; this film is the last anyone will get to see of Inspector Morse.
  • Never one to come late to the party, the company has finally joined the other throngs in the wireless market.
  • It's a good idea, but the manufacturer has come late to the party.
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