Meaning: to miss the chance to get something you'd like to have, or do something you'd like to do
- miss out We tried to buy tickets to the Nick Cave concert, but they'd sold out. If we'd tried to buy them earlier, we wouldn't have missed out.
- miss out on We all feel sorry for Tim. He missed out on a spot in the Olympic team because he injured his foot during the selection trials.
There was a sale on yesterday with lots of nice clothes at very low prices. We missed out because we