Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars. (c) Les Brown
If you miss something, you fail to hit it, for example when you have thrown
something at it or you have shot a bullet at it.
She hurled the ashtray across the room, narrowly missing my head...
When I'd missed a few times, he suggested I rest the rifle on a rock to steady it. ≠ hit
If you miss something, you fail to notice it.
From this vantage point he watched, his searching eye never missing a detail...
It's the first thing you see as you come round the corner. You can't miss it... ≠ notice
If you miss a chance or opportunity, you fail to take advantage of it.
Williams knew that she had missed her chance of victory...
It was too good an opportunity to miss. ≠ seize
If you miss someone who is no longer with you or who has died,
you feel sad and wish that they were still with you.
Your mama and I are gonna miss you at Christmas...
If you miss something such as a plane or train, you arrive too late to catch it.
He missed the last bus home. ≠ catch