Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Cliché: miss the boat

(entered for 3.28.06)

Meaning: to fail in something, especially understanding. Meanings and mentions.
Rewrite 1: miss the train
Rewrite 2: let the plane take off without you
Rewrite 3: the boat launches and you’re still on the dock
Rewrite 4: took
intermission a bit early

Comment: This is a fairly easy metaphor to reconstruct. The key is to say it succinctly.

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