fluff (one's) lines

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fluff (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 fluffed my lines. I had learned the speech off by heart, but I was so emotional that I started fluffing my lines about halfway through.
See also: fluff, line

fluff one's lines

 and blow one's lines; muff one's lines
to speak one's speech badly or forget one's lines when one is in a play. The actress fluffed her lines badly in the last act. I was in a play once, and I muffed my lines over and over. It's okay to blow your lines in rehearsal.
See also: fluff, line
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Czech winger Srdjan Plavsic atoned for his spot kick miss to fire home the only goal of the evening, in a game which saw Harry Wilson also fluff his lines from 12 yards.
VVCUE Card became the latest star act to fluff his lines at Punchestown, finishing a lacklustre fourth in the Gold Cup after being sent off 4-6 favourite.
Coming off the back of their fine midweek victory in the first leg of the Red Insure Cup Final Merthyr found the going difficult before the break with Histon's Matty Allan having the best opportunity of the half on 39 minutes only to fluff his lines and allow Merthyr to clear.
The hosts should have taken the lead just after the half-hour mark as Josip Ilicic's cross fell to Bernardeschi six yards out, only for the winger to fluff his lines with Mauro Zarate stabbing the loose ball wide.
The ambitious frontman thinks he is a star of the future but admits it will be difficult not to fluff his lines in his biggest show so far when Ally McCoist's side arrive at Broadwood tomorrow.
FORMER Olympic champion Darren Campbell believes athletics will benefit from seeing its leading man "fluff his lines" - but is looking forward to seeing how Usain Bolt reacts to adversity.
THERE are two groups desperate for little-known American Heath Slocum to fluff his lines in The Open this weekend - bookmakers and me.
Robinson exuded confidence that the Gary Tanaka-owned horse would not fluff his lines at the start and get the good break from the stalls he needs to take full advantage of his plum draw in gate three.
However, the recalled Southampton midfielder then had two clear-cut openings to head home the winner and, on both occasions, contrived to fluff his lines.
Gosden and Fortune teamed up again with Cape Cobra, who was sent off the 15-8 favourite only to fluff his lines by missing the break.
and yet Kanye West still managed to fluff his lines during Gold Digger.
FORMER rugby international Rupert Moon is praying he doesn't fluff his lines today - and call his bride-to-be an old dragon.
A superb season for Harrington was partially spoiled by his inability to grab one of a number of opportunities to overtake the South African - a feat which would surely have banished forever talk he has a tendency to fluff his lines when one hand is seemingly on a trophy.