miss the bus


miss the bus
fail to catch the bus on time; miss an opportunity, muff a chance

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • miss\ the\ bus — • miss the boat • miss the bus v. phr. informal To fail through slowness; to put something off until too late; do the wrong thing and lose the chance. Mr. Brown missed the boat when he decided not to buy the house. In college he didn t study… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • miss the bus — phrasal : to waste an opportunity : throw away one s chances * * * miss the bus To lose an opportunity • • • Main Entry: ↑bus …   Useful english dictionary

  • miss the bus —  Lose an opportunity …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • miss the boat — also[miss the bus] {v. phr.}, {informal} To fail through slowness; to put something off until too late; do the wrong thing and lose the chance. * /Mr. Brown missed the boat when he decided not to buy the house./ * /In college he didn t study… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • miss the boat — also[miss the bus] {v. phr.}, {informal} To fail through slowness; to put something off until too late; do the wrong thing and lose the chance. * /Mr. Brown missed the boat when he decided not to buy the house./ * /In college he didn t study… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • miss\ the\ boat — • miss the boat • miss the bus v. phr. informal To fail through slowness; to put something off until too late; do the wrong thing and lose the chance. Mr. Brown missed the boat when he decided not to buy the house. In college he didn t study… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • miss the boat (or bus) — informal be too slow to take advantage of something. → miss …   English new terms dictionary

  • miss the boat — phrasal : to blunder badly by failing to grasp an opportunity in time or by making a false judgment waiting until after the candidates are nominated is waiting until you have missed the boat Marguerite J. Fisher & D.G.Bishop * * * miss the boat… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bus — 1832, abbreviation of OMNIBUS (Cf. omnibus) (q.v.). The English word is simply a Latin dative plural ending. The verb meaning transport students to integrate schools is first recorded 1961. Verb meaning clear tables in a restaurant is first… …   Etymology dictionary

  • bus — bus1 W2S1 [bʌs] n plural buses also busses especially AmE [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: omnibus] 1.) a large vehicle that people pay to travel on ▪ There were a lot of people on the bus this morning. ▪ She got on the bus …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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