false move

a movement that may be interpreted as threatening.
an act or action that can cause trouble or damage; mistake: If the bus driver had made one false move, we would have skidded off the icy road.
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Example sentences
Blessed with this high calling, he reckoned he had never made a false move.
All he knows is one false move could cost him his life.
It would appear that a false move would be impossible to get right.
As far as her career prospects are concerned, this is something of a false move.
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