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false step

noun
1.
a stumble.
2.
an unwise or blundering act.
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British Dictionary definitions for false-step

false step

noun
1.
an unwise action
2.
a stumble; slip
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false step

A stumble or blunder, as in Making a down payment without securing a mortgage was clearly a false step. This term transfers physical stumbling or tripping to other enterprises. [ c. 1700 ]
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