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blow (one's) lines

To forget or bungle the words that one is supposed to say, as in a speech or play. My mind went completely blank as soon as I stepped on stage, and I totally blew my lines. I had learned the speech off by heart, but I was so emotional that I started blowing my lines about halfway through.
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In Ireland, daddies are collected like mayfly and dapped on the loughs with gossamer fine blow lines.
Blow lines transport the RDF to the boilers where it is burned along with wood received from area vendors.
* Billerud Karshorg AB has modernized it Karlborg, Sweden, pulp mill's Modified Cold Blow Batch Cooking process to include eight 265-m3 batch digesters, two blow lines and one blow tank.
The acrylic tubes are supplied with finished ends for pneumatic lifts and blow lines, and larger sizes are available to top hopper feed roller applications.
In Ireland daddies are collected like Mayfly and dapped on the loughs with gossamer fine blow lines. Dapping, if you have never tried it, is a fascinating, exciting and relaxing way of fly fishing.