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


  • In the same boat

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


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.


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.


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