Search results for miss the boat

We've found 35 phrases for miss the boat:Sort:PopularA - Z


miss the boatTo fail to take advantage of an opportunity; to overlook or be too late to pursue an option or course of action.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
miss the boatTo miss out (on something); to be ignorant (of something).Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
near missnarrowly avoided accidentRate it:

(1.00 / 1 vote)
a miss is as good as a mileA failure remains a failure, regardless of how close to success one has actually come.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
blink-and-you-miss-itBarely visible because gone too quickly.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
boy in the boatClitoris.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
float someone's boatTo interest or appeal to someone; to make someone happy.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
fresh off the boatNewly arrived from a foreign place, especially as an immigrant who is still unfamiliar with the customs and language of his or her new environment.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
give something a missTo forego something.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
gravy boatcrockery itemRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
in the same boatIn the same situation or predicament; having the same problems.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
miss outTo miss an experience or lose an opportunity, etc. that should not be missed.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
Miss RightA perfect, ideal or suitable female mate or wife.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
miss the markTo fail to hit the target.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
miss the markTo fail to reach the result that was intended.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
miss the pointTo fail to grasp the meaning of an utterance.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
narrow boatcanal bargeRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
push the boat outTo do something, especially spend money, more extravagantly than usual, particularly for a celebration.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
rock the boatTo disturb the status quo or go against rules or conventions, as in an effort to get attention.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
whatever floats your boatWhat makes you happy; what stimulates you.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
absence makes the heart grow fonderWhen someone or something is faraway, you realise how much you love (or miss) them or it.Rate it:

(5.00 / 1 vote)
bail outTo remove water from a boat by scooping it out.Rate it:

(4.00 / 2 votes)
come aboutTo tack; to change tack; to maneuver the bow of a sailing vessel across the wind so that the wind changes from one side of the vessel to the other; to position a boat with respect to the wind after tacking.Rate it:

(3.00 / 1 vote)
one who hesitates is lostA person who spends too much time contemplating what to do may miss a valuable but fleeting opportunity.Rate it:

(1.00 / 1 vote)
ark ruffianRogues who, in conjunction with watermen, robbed, and sometimes murdered, on the water, by picking a quarrel with the passengers in a boat, boarding it, plundering, stripping, and throwing them overboard, etc. A species of badger.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
backwaterA rowing stroke in which the oar is pushed forward to stop the boat; see back waterRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
bug outMiss school, play truant, play hooky.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
even keelA situation in which the boat is level and balanced for a smooth ride.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
forewarned is forearmedAdvance awareness of a situation, especially a risky one, prepares one to deal with it.1863, Charles Reade, Hard Cash, ch. 4:[W]hatever a young gentleman of that age says to you, he says to many other ladies; but your experience is not equal to your sense; so profit by mine . . . forewarned is forearmed.1885, G. A. Henty, Saint George for England, ch. 4:Sometimes, they say, it is wiser to remain in ignorance; at other times forewarned is forearmed.circa 1903, Lucy Maud Montgomery, "Why Mr. Cropper Changed His Mind":"Well, Miss Maxwell, I think it only fair to tell you that you may have trouble with those boys when they do come. Forewarned is forearmed, you know."Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
from stem to sternOver the full length of a ship or boat, from the front end of the vessel to the back end.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
go by the boardTo estimate the velocity of a boat or ship in knots by casting overboard the knotted line to whose end is attached the lead and thereafter counting the knots in the line as it goes aft along the side boards of the vessel.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
Nantucket sleigh rideAn obsolete and dangerous method of whale hunting in which a small boat manned by rowers and a harpooner, or a series of small boats tied together, would be attached to a whale by means of a harpoon and would then be towed by the creature at high speed across the water's surface, until the whale eventually became exhausted.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
play hookyTo miss school, work, or other duties without permission or an excuse.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
skip a beatTo miss a beat.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
stem to sternStem is the main upright timber at the bow of a ship (front) & stern is the rear part of a ship or boat (back) Means entirely or beginning to end.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)

We need you!

Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!