false step

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Related Words for false step

blunder, fall, flop, misstep, slip, stumble, trip, tumble

British Dictionary definitions for false step

false step

noun
  1. an unwise action
  2. a stumble; slip
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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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