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n. pl. John·ny-come-late·lies or John·nies-come-late·ly (jŏn′ēz-) Informal
A newcomer or latecomer, especially a recent adherent to a cause or trend.
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n, pl Johnny-come-latelies or Johnnies-come-lately
a brash newcomer, novice, or recruit
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n., pl. Johnny-come-latelies or -latelys, Johnnies-come-lately.
a late arrival or participant; newcomer.
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n (inf) (= newcomer)Neuankömmling m; (= late starter)Nachzügler(in) m
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It is for this reason that I am usually never keen on Johnny-come-latelies who spring up around election time with powerful PowerPoint and PDF presentations promising heaven on earth to the club supporters.In the three decades that I have hang around Gor Mahia I have seen a thousand and one of these smooth snake oil salesmen who promise to take the club to Canaan only to turn into crocodiles that the club patron Raila Odinga talked about at the last general elections.
Even so, her office has taken steps to try to dissuade Johnny-come-latelies who have proved especially persistent.
So if you are a true fan - and you're niggled by all us Johnny-come-latelies (with our pubclogging, name-muddling, tickets-to-the- capital's-fanzone-gobbling ways) - consider this.
Then, for the real Johnny-come-latelies, there's the supplementary stage on June 2 - after all the trials for Epsom have been run - at pounds 75,000.
The battle is already over, we lost, and thanks to Johnny-come-latelies like him, we are losing the Supreme Court.