He was black and he has always known that one false step and he was down and out.
In fact, in many ways the themes raised were sand traps waiting for a false step.
A false step, and down would fall all my plans like a house of cards.
"I made a false step there; but it was just like me to bungle," continued Gaston.
He did know enough to feel assured that any false step on his part now would lead him into very serious difficulties.
If her memory should fail, or if she should make a false step, he would not hesitate to push her.
One false step, one unguarded word, one untoward event would have consigned us to Castle Thunder, or the gallows.
You have pleaded your youth as an excuse for your first 'false step,' as you call it.
Whoever takes the first step takes the false step; I see that.'
Dubois felt that he had taken a false step, and remained silent.