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  1. a mistake, blunder, or oversight: Several slip-ups caused a delay in the delivery of the books.
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Origin of slip-up

First recorded in 1850–55; noun use of verb phrase slip up


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  • We dont want any slip-up in the eight-oared race just because you want some fun.

  • If, however, there is a slip-up I will be dependent on my position for a living.

  • There was always the spectre of a slip-up, an aroused suspicion.


    Alan Edward Nourse

  • No chance of a slip-up in your information, is there, Chief?

    On Secret Service

    William Nelson Taft

  • Again blows were struck and again A inquired ferociously as to the cause of the slip-up.

    Pieces of Hate

    Heywood Broun