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make a false step
1. Literally, to misstep or stumble while one is walking. I made a false step on the mountain path and nearly went tumbling over a cliff!
2. By extension, to make an unwise, miscalculated, or blundering act or decision. It seems now that the president might have made a false step with that decision.
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