false move


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false move

 and one false move
Fig. [even] a single movement that indicates that one is disobeying an order to remain still or in a nonthreatening posture. The robber threatened to shoot us if we made one false move.
See also: false, move
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It is a false move for the Philippine side to incite the anti-China protest, which will escalate and complicate the current situation," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a press briefing in Beijing.
One false move and they would get arrested and deported to their countries.
Cook, India's nemesis in his career-best 294 in the last Test at Edgbaston last week, still appeared hungry for plenty more - and apart from one swish at a wide half-volley from Sreesanth, which just missed the edge, he did not make a false move.
The al Qaeda leader, widely believed to be hiding in the mountains between Pakistan and Afghanistan, was actually one of the mysterious neighbours next door -- acutely aware that one false move could tip off U.
The challenges seem fairly simple, but having to hold your nerve when so much is at stake increases the pressure, and one false move means you could lose everything.
30pm) Robert Llewellyn meets people who provide electricity to homes, including a man who works on a helicopter platform, where one false move could result in a fatal shock or a fall of more than 160ft to the ground below.
Its not a disastrous marketing strategy or a false move by the telecom companies, its just how we think about it.
Trapped in the jungle with these fierce predators the gang put their survival skills to the ultimate test in a perilous landscape where one false move could be their last.
An official in the Iranian Department of Culture and Defense Information went on to say that Iranian troops were monitoring land, air, and sea borders accurately and effectively, while stressing that "any false move by the Zionist entity will have serious repercussions on the region and on the Zionist occupation of Jerusalem".
With tips on speed, balance, maneuverability, and using your enhanced skating skills to better effect on the rink, Laura Stamm gives hockey players who want to increase their skills with the fundamental techniques of movement on the advice everything they need to know to not make a false move when it counts.
The woman on the other end uses YOUR computer to hack through security systems, YOUR email to send possibly treasonous instructions, and YOUR phone to make sure that if you make one false move, the police will be coming for you.
An even more significant contribution comes from James Conlon, the company's music director, who has yet to make a false move in his first year in the job.
Carefully, that is, because with one false move, you can be uncontrollably gusted out to sea.
One false move by AS Roma's defence and we can punish them with an away goal that should prove fatal to their European cause.
Resting on just a few points, the work seemed simultaneously colossal and delicate, as if one false move might bring the whole thing crashing down.