- 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.
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!
- “Mate, I told you to buy bitcoin when it was worth less than a dollar. It’s now worth thousands! You missed the boat!”
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- 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.