Idioms about boat
- to fail to take advantage of an opportunity: He missed the boat when he applied too late to get into college.
- to miss the point of; fail to understand: I missed the boat on that explanation.
Origin of boat
OTHER WORDS FROM boatboat·a·ble, adjectiveboatless, adjective
Words nearby boat
How to use boat in a sentence
Players’ boats docked at Port Tampa Bay to continue the celebration.Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrate Super Bowl LV victory in boat parade|Cindy Boren, Glynn A. Hill|February 10, 2021|Washington Post
Lobster boats rumble below Acadia’s cliffs as they move from buoy to buoy pulling traps.The Ultimate Acadia National Park Travel Guide|Virginia M. Wright|February 8, 2021|Outside Online
The battle against “boat checks” shows how hard it is to weed out the expensive benefits written into police union contracts.How the Police Bank Millions Through Their Union Contracts|by Andrew Ford, Asbury Park Press, and Agnes Chang, Jeff Kao and Agnel Philip, ProPublica|February 8, 2021|ProPublica
Lippe tested positive, followed by a Bethesda couple she had met on the boat.900,000 infected. Nearly 15,000 dead. How the coronavirus tore through D.C., Maryland and Virginia.|Rebecca Tan, Antonio Olivo, John D. Harden|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
That’s great if you sell lawnmowers or boat lifts and someone is searching for a specific type or brand of lawnmower or boat lift.Semantic search drives expanded outreach to potential customers|Nikki Vegenski|February 4, 2021|Search Engine Watch
My captain on the boat, Brazakka, he wanted me to do this Hemingway bit, with the white stubble, and he wanted the hero angle.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The last time there was a raid of this scale was in 2001, when 52 men were arrested on Queen Boat, a floating disco on the Nile.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays|Bel Trew|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Belgika, Botala and his family watched as the white men loaded their families into a large boat and took off for Kisangani.The Congo's Forgotten Colonial Getaway|Nina Strochlic|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Translators—many of whom came by boat themselves—work through the crowds with Italian authorities to take down names and details.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“When the smuggler boat is ready, they call you,” Saed says.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hoosier hurried on board the boat, and followed Dick's instructions to the letter.
But, as the keel of the boats touched bottom, each boat-load dashed into the water and then into the enemy's fire.
The Comet started on her first trip up the Arkansas, being the first steam boat that ascended that river.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
That he laughed at their folly, and went himself in the boat, ordering his men to take a strong cable along with them.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
Many of them were wounded and the worst of these were put into a picket boat which had just that moment come along.
British Dictionary definitions for boat
Word Origin for boat
Other Idioms and Phrases with boat
see burn one's bridges (boats); in the same boat; miss the boat; rock the boat.