"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?
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!