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2006.11.01(Review of 2004.12.13 edition)

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Today's LessonCATEGORY: イディオム


  • To miss the boat is to lose an opportunity because you were too late.
  • miss the boat とは、遅すぎたために機会を失う、つまり、好機を逃す、という意味です。


  1. (at a used-car lot)
    CUSTOMER: Is the car you showed me yesterday still here?
    SALESMAN: I'm afraid you missed the boat. I just sold it.
  2. (TV advertisement)
    Don't miss the boat! At these prices, our stock won't last long. Call and order yours today!
  3. a: Take a look at this job advertisement! It sounds perfect for you.
    b: It does, doesn't it? I'm going to give them a call right now. I don't want to miss the boat on this one.

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