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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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