not know what (one is) missing

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not know what (one is) missing

To fail to realize how great something is because one refuses to try or participate in it. This movie is really interesting—you kids don't know what you're missing! A: "I've always been too nervous to try sky diving." B: "You don't know what you're missing. It's the thrill of a life time!"
See also: know, missing, not, what

not know what you’re ˈmissing

not realize how good, amusing, interesting, etc. something is because you have never tried it: ‘I’m not really interested in snowboarding.’ ‘Oh, you should give it a try. You don’t know what you’re missing.’
See also: know, missing, not, what
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All I would say to the stay-away supporters is you don't know what you're missing.
Let me tell you one thing, if you don't do that, you don't know what you're missing," he noted.
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Away from your home turf, you just don't know what you're missing.
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Enjoy your perfectly matched bliss, ladies, but you really don't know what you're missing.
If you don't, chances are you don't know what you're missing.
If you don't know who Carl Barks is, if you subscribe to the misguided notion that comic books are to be read and not entombed in plastic, if you stopped collecting action figures before you reached your teens - well, then, you don't know what you're missing.
All I will say to people who aren't turning up, is you don't know what you're missing.
But if you could be there, and aren't, well, you just don't know what you're missing.
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If you don't have at least one hobby, then you don't know what you're missing.
Angela said: "You don't know what you're missing because now I really enjoy my life.
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