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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SHIRLEY Ballas says the Strictly final weekend has been so chaotic that she fluffed her lines in panto.
Made in Tyne and Wear admitted the mistake in Friday's prerecorded 9pm bulletin, during which the TV anchor fluffed her lines, asked to start again and then swore in exasperation at herself.
EASTENDERS star Jo Joyner has admitted she has not been able to watch back the live episode in which she fluffed her lines.
The Dansili filly headed the market for the fillies' Classic throughout the winter but she fluffed her lines on her reappearance at Maisons-Laffitte last month, trailing home sixth in the Prix Imprudence.
Thynetocatcher 3.35 Punchestown SP forecast Evs This point winner was 2-4 in bumpers and was comfortably the best of these in that sphere, but she fluffed her lines when sent off a warm 6-4 favourite for her hurdles debut over 2m3f at Limerick last month, falling five out.
Diana, just 20 when she exchanged vows 30 years ago with Prince Charles, was so nervous she famously fluffed her lines and called him Philip Charles Arthur George instead of Charles Philip Arthur George.
But they've heard the last her, thanks to the online craf bW critics who tore into her after she fluffed her lines before the game against Wales last March.
So let's all have a slow clap for Christina Aguilera, 30, who fluffed her lines in the national anthem, which every American child knows from the age of six.
Kinda Swell fluffed her lines in a hot Oxford open race a week ago and was never seen with a chance afterwards, but her early pace should be too much for her opponents in the 9.05pm.
"She fluffed her lines on last week's show and is terrified the same thing will happen again.
She fluffed her lines again, cursed and had a wee tantrum on stage in front of millions.
Paul Christie, 24, from Clarkston Road, Glasgow, said: "Becky fluffed her lines completely and just stammered goodnight.
David Arbuthnot's (right) mare fluffed her lines as the stalls opened for the Palace House Stakes at Newmarket at the end of last month, before finishing in good style over the minimum trip to finish third, beaten two lengths, to Avonbridge.
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