One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be too slow to take advantage of an opportunity.‘people who've been holding off buying anything in case prices drop further could find they've missed the boat’
- ‘The telecom industry is still missing the boat and does not realize we can talk with anybody everywhere almost for free.’
- ‘Because it is now so easy to work together virtually, not doing so is not only missing an opportunity, it is missing the boat.’
- ‘I really do think the politicians are missing the boat here.’
- ‘Rather, they are deeply concerned they may have missed the boat, in relation to the opportunities opened up by the new global economic order.’
- ‘Summer is a time for rest and relaxation, and you could be completely missing the boat.’
- ‘Life is passing you by and you are in danger of missing the bus, as they say.’
- ‘If a dealer isn't using that advantage in the marketplace, then he's missing the boat.’
- ‘‘Unless we understand the financial arrangement, and not look at the student loan program in isolation from the funding arrangement, then we're really missing the boat,’ she said.’
- ‘With Premiership crowds at record levels, Leeds are missing the boat.’
- ‘Like many other aspects of the industry, they are missing the boat on technological advances that you all need to be a part of.’
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