Definition of time and tide wait for no man in English:

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time and tide wait for no man

proverb If you don’t make use of a favourable opportunity, you may never get the same chance again.
Example sentences
  • But time and tide wait for no man - or ship - and the vessel will be taken up the river Medway, where it will be turned into a bar and restaurant.
  • Unfortunately, as the old saying goes, time and tide wait for no man.
  • ‘Yes, but let's get moving; time and tide wait for no man, as the saying goes,’ offered Stilwell.
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