9/3/18 In the same Boat, Miss the Boat and Rock the Boat

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  • In the same boat

If two or more parties are in the same boat, they are in the same unpleasant or difficult situation.

Example:

When the factory closed down, the workers all found themselves in the same boat.

  • Miss the boat

f you miss the boat, you fail to take advantage of an opportunity because you don’t act quickly enough.

Example:

I managed to get my order through before the end of the special offer – but I nearly missed the boat!

  • (not) rock the boat

If you tell someone not to rock the boat, you are asking them to do nothing that might cause trouble or upset a stable situation.

Example:

After the recent riots, it was decided not to rock the boat by introducing strict measures.

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