be like ships that pass in the night

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be like ships that pass in the night

Of two or more people, especially those who live together, to not see each other very often; to not be in the same place at the same time very often. Ever since Georgina started managing the restaurant at night, she and I have been like ships that pass in the night. We've had a guy renting our spare room for the last two months. We were worried it would feel crowded, but he works so much that we're like ships that pass in the night with him.
See also: like, night, pass, ship

be like ships that pass in the night

if two people are like ships that pass in the night, they meet once or twice by chance for a short time and then do not see each other again I only met him once or twice - we were like ships that pass in the night - but I've never met anyone else like him.
See also: like, night, pass, ship