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Related to miss the boat: in the same boat, worse for wear

miss

(Long for), verb desiderate, desire, pine for, reeret the loss

miss

(Overlook), verb disregard, fail to accomplish, fail to attain, fail to catch, fail to hear, fail to perform, fail to reeeive, fail to see, fail to understand, fall short, gloss over, go amiss, go astray, ignore, lack, let slip, let the moment pass, lose, lose an opportunity, miscarry, miscue, misfire, miss a chance, miss the mark, not succeed, omit, overlook, prove unsuccessful, skip
See also: disregard, fail, ignore, lack, lose, miscue, need, neglect, omit, overlook, pretermit, require
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Obviously, some leaders may argue that they are getting out just what is needed, but from where I sit they often miss the boat.
Five college kids miss the boat that will take them to the biggest rave of the year on a remote island off the coast of Seattle.
I think we were concerned that if we didn't do it we could spend a lot of time thinking we had missed the boat, and we are rather keen not to miss the boat.