muff (one's) lines

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muff (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 muffed my lines. I had learned the speech off by heart, but I was so emotional that I started muffing my lines about halfway through.
See also: line, muff
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On life's stage, all of us, at some point, have muffed our lines, forgot our lines or stepped on someone else's lines.