Question 45: Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions. Question 20. We’re missing the boat on improving relationship with our partners because you were late for the meeting which made them really angry. It is you who have to take the responsibility for this.
Synonyms- knowledge of idioms
We missed the opportunity to improve the relationship with our partner because you were late to the meeting which made them very angry. It is you who will be responsible for this.
=> Miss the boat (idm): to lose the opportunity to do something because of the delay in doing something else.
Consider the answers:
A. have a field day (idm): take the opportunity to do what you like
B. make or while the sun shines (idm): to take advantage of an opportunity to do something while something is going on, going on
C. be laughed out of court (idm): silly, ridiculous, inappropriate (usually at the judge)
D. close/shut the door on sth (idm): to miss, to make impossible (plan, solution,…)
* Structure to note:
– Take the responsibility for sth (coll): take responsibility for something