lose an opportunity

See: forfeit
References in classic literature ?
I knew Blucher would not lose an opportunity like this.
He further said that the Taliban will not lose an opportunity to kill Malala and those who were found selling her book will be targeted, the report added.
Bhatti initially missed the scheduled match with Delevan; however, Delevan didn't want to lose an opportunity for a match, so he elected to play.
The nuclear lobby are also against on-shore wind turbines and never lose an opportunity to write to the papers informing readers when wind turbines near them are not turning.
Acquirers frequently overpay for companies for fear they will be outbid and lose an opportunity.
Even if an Anglican covenant is desirable, there is a very real danger that the current climate of conflict and the sense of urgency to resolve it would so shape the finished product that we would lose an opportunity to produce a visionary statement of hope for the Anglican Communion in favour of the development of processes with which to conduct our present and future conflicts.
If the company is perceived as settling almost any bad faith case that is filed against it, the result may be more bad faith suits by more plaintiff's attorneys eager to get more "easy money." If the company settles, it may lose an opportunity to make good law or to demonstrate it is not afraid to fight cases that should be fought.
At least 16 garment makers producing jackets made of duck down could not continue operation and will potentially lose an opportunity to export US$250 million worth of jackets to the European Union this year.