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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TROUBLED Katie Waissel survived another X Factor sing-off last night - despite fluffing her lines again.
LOW NOTE: Katie slumps to the floor after LOW NOTE: Katie slumps to the floor after fluffing her lines. Right, host Dermot O'Leary with Treyc and her mentor Cheryl
FLUFFING HER LINES: Laura's blue shoes, black tights and furry top are a definite fashion no=-no
Emma Beard, left, who had a throat infection, sobbed non-stop after fluffing her lines - but went through.