You're likely familiar with the Hebrew word for leavened food, חָמֵץ (hah-METS).
During the Exodus, had the Israelites allowed their dough to rise, they would have missed out on a grand, once-in-history opportunity.
some of the wonderful bread
baked right here in Israel...
not on Passover!
The Modern Hebrew word לְהַחְמִיץ (le-hah-MEETS) means, to miss out, usually on an opportunity.