slip up
intransitive verb Date: 1909 to make a mistake ; blunder

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • slip-up — ˈslip up noun [countable] a careless mistake that spoils a process or plan: • Slip ups by the company s management resulted in the launch failure. * * * slip up UK US noun [C] ► a careless mistake: »The candidate often blamed others when he made… …   Financial and business terms

  • slip-up — slip ups N COUNT A slip up is a small or unimportant mistake. [INFORMAL] There s been a slip up somewhere... The girls had made three crucial slip ups. Syn: slip …   English dictionary

  • slip up — {v. phr.} To make a mistake. * /Someone at the bank slipped up. There are only 48 pennies in this 50c roll of coins./ * /If he hadn t slipped up on the last questions, his score on the test would have been perfect./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • slip up — {v. phr.} To make a mistake. * /Someone at the bank slipped up. There are only 48 pennies in this 50c roll of coins./ * /If he hadn t slipped up on the last questions, his score on the test would have been perfect./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • slip-up — /slip up /, n. a mistake, blunder, or oversight: Several slip ups caused a delay in the delivery of the books. [1850 55; n. use of v. phrase slip up] Syn. error, lapse, bungle. * * * …   Universalium

  • slip-up — n a careless mistake ▪ We cannot afford another slip up …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • slip-up — ☆ slip up [slip′up΄ ] n. Informal 1. an error or oversight 2. an unlucky happening; mishap: Also written slipup …   English World dictionary

  • slip up — index miscalculate, mistake Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • slip-up — noun count INFORMAL a small mistake …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • slip-up — slip′ up n. a mistake, blunder, or oversight • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • slip-up — ► NOUN informal ▪ a mistake or blunder …   English terms dictionary

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