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noun
a stumble.
an unwise or blundering act.
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British Dictionary definitions for false step

false step

noun
an unwise action
a stumble; slip
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Other Idioms and Phrases with false step

false step

A stumble or blunder, as in Making a down payment without securing a mortgage was clearly a false step. This term transfers physical stumbling or tripping to other enterprises. [c. 1700]

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