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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

To miss the boat

Context #1

Dear Mrs.Goldberg,

I would like to express my interest in interviewing for the front desk position at Goldbergs and Associates. 
Would it be possible for us to meet this week?


John Snowish


Dear Mr. Snowish,

Thank you for your interest in our company.
Unfortunately this position has already been taken. 
I am sorry you missed the boat, but we will keep your resume and contact you when a similar position becomes available.

Best regards,

Mrs. Goldberg


Context #2

Hey Cassie, 

How is everything in LA?
It's good to be back in Russia, but I miss you guys so, so, so much!
How is everything with you and the girls? How is Devin? Does he miss me at all? Do you think he likes me?
Seriously, I even told him I liked him and he never asked me out!
I'm telling you, if he says he likes me now, I am just going to tell him he missed the boat! It's too late. I don't even like him anymore...

Anyway, I hope all is well with you! 

Miss you!


Meaning: to be too late to join an event or trend, or to late for an opportunity.

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