English version

asleep at the wheel/switch

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishasleep at the wheel/switchasleep at the wheel/switchnot paying attention to a situation, so that something bad happens 🔊 Several publishers were asleep at the switch, and missed the book’s potential. asleep
Examples from the Corpus
asleep at the wheel/switchOne in seven road accidents is caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel.
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