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Miss the Boat

To blow your chance, slow to act, to miss out on the chance


  • The expression has its origins dated back to 20th. In that era, people used boats to travel to far areas. The expression could be understood by the situation that if you arrive late at the dock after the boat has been sailed, you are certain to miss out or lose the opportunity. The lateness could be the result of your negligence in tracking the time or slowness to act.

Jason should pay attention to learn the basics of this subject or he will miss the boat.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Miss the Boat':

miss the boatTo fail to take advantage of an opportunity; to overlook or be too late to pursue an option or course of action.
miss the boatTo miss out (on something); to be ignorant (of something).
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