miss one's calling

Definition of miss one's calling

  1. :  to not have the career one should have He feels he missed his calling by not becoming a doctor.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to fail to hit, reach, or contact

    :  to discover or feel the absence of

    :  to fail to obtain

  1. :  disadvantage or regret resulting from loss

    :  a failure to hit

    :  a failure to attain a desired result

  1. : used as a title prefixed to the name of an unmarried woman or girl

    : used before the name of a place or of a line of activity or before some epithet to form a title for a usually young unmarried female who is representative of the thing indicated

    :  a young unmarried woman or girl

  1. :  a strong inner impulse toward a particular course of action especially when accompanied by conviction of divine influence

    :  the vocation or profession in which one customarily engages

    :  the characteristic cry of a female cat in heat

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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