“The one that got away”
A phrase that means you missed out, didn’t do your due diligence, or put up some sort of bias blocker that you thought at the time was smart, but cost you in the long run.
We hear it constantly- whether we’re deep in a Sex and City binge watch, or executives lamenting a hire they missed years ago that turned out to be their biggest competitor.
Today though, the example of “the one that got away” is one that’s near and dear to my heart- Dallas Mavericks wunderkind Luka Doncic.
Luka was still drafted third in the 2018