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slip-up

[slip-uhp] /ˈslɪpˌʌp/
noun
1.
a mistake, blunder, or oversight:
Several slip-ups caused a delay in the delivery of the books.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; noun use of verb phrase slip up
Synonyms
error, lapse, bungle.
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British Dictionary definitions for slip-up

slip up

verb (intransitive, adverb)
1.
(informal) to make a blunder or mistake; err
2.
to fall over: he slipped up in the street
noun
3.
(informal) a mistake, blunder, or mishap
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Slang definitions & phrases for slip-up

slip-up

noun

A miscalculation; an accident; glitch: There must have been a hell of a slip-up somewhere along the line (1874+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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