Miss the boat

"Miss the boat"





A: I had to apply for a job by 13th, it's the 15th now...


B: I think you've missed the boat on that job.




It's important to search for good opportunities so you don't miss the boat 




A: Oh no! The shirt I wanted to buy has gone!


A: Guess, you've missed the boat there.


What does "Miss the boat" mean?

miss an opportunity

You're late

Be careful

We say 'miss the boat' when an opportunity to do something disappears .


We often use it when somebody doesn't do something, and now they have missed an opportunity.


It doesn't actually mean the person didn't ride a boat!







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