bateau (manquer le bateau)


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Certains ouvrages attestent sans réserve l’expression manquer le bateau dans le sens de « rater une occasion  », mais d’autres y voient un calque de l’anglais to miss the boat.

Selon le contexte, on peut préférer employer :

  • rater l’occasion de
  • rater une occasion
  • manquer le coche
  • rater le coche
  • louper le coche

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