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English definition of “like ships that pass in the night”

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 then do not see each other again.Rarely and infrequently
(Definition of like ships that pass in the night from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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