lose an opportunity

See: forfeit
References in classic literature ?
I knew Blucher would not lose an opportunity like this.
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.
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.
If we, as tax professionals, fail to alert clients to errors, they may underpay their taxes and lose an opportunity to correct such mistakes without penalties.