late train
 n.— «In order to communicate, it helps to be on the right side, said Bob Cozean, a Houston-based real estate developer who, with partner Pat Gilbert, has contributed $15,000 to White’s re-election campaign. “As opposed to taking a late train, which many of us did last time,” he said, “this time, we were there at the beginning.”» —“Big Donations Fuel White’s Campaign Series: The Money Behind The Candidates” by Wayne Slater, George Kuempel Dallas Morning News (Texas) Mar. 23, 1986. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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