Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

of late

of late
Meaning(s)
1) in recent times
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • his/her work has been very poor of late
  • Analysis
     The phrase 'of late' means 'recently' or 'in recent times', usually referring to a period of days or weeks. "I've been feeling a bit unwell of late." "I have noticed that sales have crept up slightly of late."
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Frank has seemed extremely unhappy of late. I think I will take him out on the town to cheer him up a bit.
    2. I have been really tired of late. I'm going to the doctor to get a blood test.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I think that Anna is struggling with a lack of motivation. Her work has been very poor of late, which is most unusual.
    2. Inbound marketing has been very profitable of late. I wonder if that is a trend across the board.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The company's share price has been quite high of late, probably due to ongoing rumours of an impending takeover.
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