the parade passed (one) by

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the parade passed (one) by

One has not experienced the full opportunities or joys that life might have offered. I've never lived anywhere other than this town—I haven't even traveled outside of the state! I just feel like I'm at the end of my life, and the parade has passed me by. Do you feel like the parade passed you by? Well now is your chance to find adventure, with our senior exchange trip program!
See also: by, parade, passe
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