miss one's calling

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of miss one's calling

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to discover or feel the absence of

  3. : to fail to obtain

  1. : disadvantage or regret resulting from loss

  2. : a failure to hit

  3. : a failure to attain a desired result

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

  2. 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

  3. : young lady

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

  2. : the vocation or profession in which one customarily engages

  3. : the characteristic cry of a female cat in heat


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