miss the boat

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miss the boat (third-person singular simple present misses the boat, present participle missing the boat, simple past and past participle missed the boat)

  1. (idiomatic) To fail to take advantage of an opportunity; to overlook or be too late to pursue an option or course of action.
    The price discount ended yesterday and I just missed the boat on a great deal.


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