Learning poetry

Monday, September 5, 2011

miss the boat- idiom

miss the boat: meaning.


Lit. to miss out (on something); to be ignorant (of something).
Example: Pay attention, John, or you'll miss the boat and not learn algebra. 
Tom really missed the boat when it came to making friends.
Fig. to have made an error; to be wrong.  
Example: If you think you can do that, you have just missed the boat.  
The guy's missed the boat. He's a lunkhead.
To be too late to get something that you want.
Example: Anyone still hoping for concert tickets will discover they have missed the boat. 
I sent off my university application at the last minute and nearly missed the boat. 
2009 New Vehicle Sales Tax Deduction-You Haven’t missed the boat Yet!

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