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miss the boat

verb phrase

To lose an opportunity; fail; blow it: Tom really missed the boat when it came to making friends/ In Bartlett's book the Byzantine Empire and Kievan Russia seem to have missed the bus (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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