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slip up Informal

Meaning: to make a small mistake, usually because of carelessness

For example:

  • slip up I'm usually pretty reliable, but sometimes I slip up, like everybody.

  • slip up If our goalkeeper hadn't slipped up, we would have won the match.

Quick Quiz:

In which profession can slipping up cause a major disaster?
  1. air-traffic controller
  2. English teacher
  3. computer salesman

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