miss an opportunity

See: fail, neglect
References in classic literature ?
He was striding along at his usual rapid pace, and Arthur pushed on his horse to overtake him, for he retained too much of his boyish feeling for Adam to miss an opportunity of chatting with him.
Never again shall I miss an opportunity to traverse it, for it has given me the first real entertainment I have had since I left Africa."
Since I was in Lahore, how could I miss an opportunity to attend the LLF?
As some lack courage and others have no get up and go One cannot be sure what one's future will be But we must make the effort to go and see You may gamble, go give it a try Or a golden opportunity may pass you by Another opportunity may not arise But one day you could get a pleasant surprise The ambitious and the young do not hesitate Their time is precious no time to waste The journey of a lifetime we mortals endure Life is precious no matter how obscure Do not miss an opportunity to move on my friend Because we know not when It will end.
Never one to miss an opportunity Craig has taken over this week's mag and created the ultimate beauty guide.
The Palestinian leaders have, in the words of someone or other, 'never missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity'.
I am angry, very angry, and I will not miss an opportunity to publicize my anger.
In the past Israelis used to joke that the Palestinians never missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity.
You won't want to miss an opportunity to have your voice heard.
Many owners actually speak with VCs to determine if a new company's prospects are truly promising - no one wants to miss an opportunity, but no one wants to make a bad bet.
The proposals miss an opportunity to promote migration of commercial real estate from private ownership to the publicly-traded markets and the attendant benefits to the economy and the investing public.