verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- 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
Related formsboat·a·ble, adjectiveboat·less, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for in the same boat
Word Origin for boat
Idioms and Phrases with in the same boat (1 of 2)
in the same boat
Also, all in the same boat. In a similar situation, in the same position. For example, Everyone's got too much work—we're all in the same boat. This expression alludes to the risks shared by passengers in a small boat at sea. [Mid-1800s]
Idioms and Phrases with in the same boat (2 of 2)
see burn one's bridges (boats); in the same boat; miss the boat; rock the boat.