late train
 n.— «That game can be expensive. One Washington lobbyist who asked not to be identified says he gave money to the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for a House seat. After the election, the Republican winner called to demand a check—bigger than the original gift. Why? “The late train is a hell of a lot more expensive than the early train,” the lobbyist says he was told.» —“Shakedown on K Street” by Richard S. Dunhan, Eamon Javers  BusinessWeek Feb. 9, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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