English version

miss a chance/opportunity

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmiss a chance/opportunitymiss a chance/opportunityCHANCE/OPPORTUNITYto fail to use an opportunity to do something He certainly wasn’t going to miss the chance of making some extra money. Don’t miss the chance to see the breathtaking Dolomite Mountains. The opportunity was too good to miss so we left immediately. miss
Examples from the Corpus
miss a chance/opportunityHe didn't miss an opportunity.The missed opportunities and hidden costs for Zappo were enormous.History was being catalogued here, the missed opportunities, blunders, and outright mistakes.It was a missed opportunity that they might never regain.However, though I had missed a chance, the advantages were now all on my side and distinctly in my favour.The snakes are sometimes hard to find, so the Webers never miss a chance to make a kill.Now, as many times before, the City is missing a chance to put the system right.It would be unforgivable to miss this opportunity to travel.He must not miss a chance when it comes through being preoccupied with something else.
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