[ slip-uhp ]
/ ˈslɪpˌʌp /
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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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British Dictionary definitions for slip-up

slip up

verb (intr, adverb)

informal to make a blunder or mistake; err
to fall overhe slipped up in the street

noun slip-up

informal a mistake, blunder, or mishap
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Idioms and Phrases with slip-up

slip up

Make a mistake, blunder, as in I slipped up and gave the invitations to the wrong people. [Mid-1800s]

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