Sometimes, as in the case of the humus masabacha at a certain SoHo eatery, I slip up.
The truth is, there was no unnecessary drama when he played—drama in the sense that he might slip up or do something wrong.
The insufferably righteous Morgan had followed Harry for years, waiting for him to slip up and break the rules again.
And in order to get Romney to slip up, Obama may need to try to land a few zingers of his own.
There were so many red flags, there was obviously a slip up in procedures in both the social office and the police.
Sally knew how deserted the bar was, how easy it would be for a man to slip up the stairs without being seen.
slip up on your job and she'll be down on you like a thousand of brick.
It should be fastened to a knot in the gut, so that it may not slip up and down.
Nine-tenths of the people who do this slip up on that banana peel.
The second group was trying to slip up on these corruptionists and gain the control by a campaign of surprise.
early 14c., "to escape, to move softly and quickly," from an unrecorded Old English word or cognate Middle Low German slippen "to glide, slide," from Proto-Germanic *slipan (cf. Old High German slifan, Middle Dutch slippen, German schleifen "to glide, slide"), from PIE *sleib-, from root *(s)lei- "slimy, sticky, slippery" (see slime (n.)).
From mid-14c. with senses "lose one's footing," "slide out of place," "fall into error or fault." Sense of "pass unguarded or untaken" is from mid-15c. That of "slide, glide" is from 1520s. Transitive sense from 1510s; meaning "insert surreptitiously" is from 1680s. Related: Slipped; slipping. To slip up "make a mistake" is from 1855; to slip through the net "evade detection" is from 1902.
mid-15c., "edge of a garment;" 1550s, "narrow strip," probably from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch slippe "cut, slit," possibly related to Old English toslifan "to split, cleave." Sense of "narrow piece of paper" (e.g. pink slip) in 1680s.
in various senses from slip (v.). Meaning "act of slipping" is from 1590s. Meaning "mistake, minor fault, blunder" is from 1610s. Sense of "woman's sleeveless garment" (1761) is from notion of something easily slipped on or off (cf. sleeve). To give (someone) the slip "escape from" is from 1560s. Meaning "landing place for ships" is mid-15c.; more technical sense in ship-building is from 1769. Slip of the tongue (1725) is from earlier slip of the pen (1650s), which makes more sense as an image.
"potter's clay," mid-15c., "mud, slime," from Old English slypa, slyppe "slime, paste, pulp, soft semi-liquid mass," related to slupan "to slip" (see sleeve).
"sprig or twig for planting or grafting, small shoot," late 15c., of uncertain origin. Cf. Middle Dutch slippe, German schlippe, schlipfe "cut, slit, strip." Hence "young person of small build" (1580s, e.g. a slip of a girl); see slip (n.1).
A slide rule (1920s+ Students)