johnnie-come-lately

Johnny-come-lately

[jon-ee-kuhm-leyt-lee]
noun, plural Johnny-come-latelies, Johnnies-come-lately.
a late arrival or participant; newcomer: the Johnny-come-latelies producing space-war films after the trend had ended.
Also, Johnnie-come-lately.


Origin:
1825–35; from the proper name Johnny

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Johnny-come-lately
 
n , pl Johnny-come-latelies, Johnnies-come-lately
a brash newcomer, novice, or recruit

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