Meaning of “like ships that pass in the night” in the English Dictionary

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"like ships that pass in the night" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “like ships that pass in the night” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)