Idiom – Miss the boat

  • Idiom – Miss the boat or Miss the bus
  • Meaning – To miss an opportunity. To be too late to act to take advantage of something. To not take action quickly enough.
Usage:

When could you use this idiom?

  • You were given some information that could have benefited you, but you did not take advantage of it.
  • A colleague previously told you an about an investment opportunity that has made them a lot of money.
  • You turned down an opportunity for employment that you regret.
  • An ex-partner you dumped is now rich, famous and successful!
Example:
  • Mate, I told you to buy bitcoin when it was worth less than a dollar. It’s now worth thousands! You missed the boat!”
In The News:

Have Celtic missed the boat on Emiliano Martinez?

Discuss:
  • Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.

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