slip up

INFORMAL
This page is about the phrasal verb slip up.

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?

a. air-traffic controller

b. English teacher

c. computer salesman

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