schoolboy error

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schoolboy error

A very simple, basic, or fundamental mistake or error. Primarily heard in UK. Thanks to a schoolboy error by their opponents' keeper, the football club will advance to the next round of the tourney. The math textbook had to be reprinted after several schoolboy errors were discovered in some of the equations.
See also: error, schoolboy
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TheEmperorlaw12 said: "A first audition for Arteta ruined by schoolboy errors from Delph and Fernandinho."
The coach admitted that his team made 'a lot of errors tonight' and committed a lot of 'schoolboy errors', and added that the team will sit down and assess their performance.
Plus we have to stop making schoolboy errors in our half.
SUNDERLAND must cut out the "stupid schoolboy errors", says Jermain Defoe, and aim to be as organised and disciplined as Manchester United.
Northern Premier COLWYN BAY 1 MATLOCK TOWN 4 By TIM CHANNON COLWYN Bay manager Kevin Lynch blamed "schoolboy errors" for his struggling side's ninth home defeat of the season.
Waqar said his players were committing schoolboy errors. "To be very honest run outs are a huge problem," said Waqar whose players have been run out 34 times in international matches this year, 21 in one-day matches.
He even termed the run-outs as schoolboy errors. "To be very honest it is a huge problem, the manner in which they got run out is a schoolboy error.
And Crabtree knows it'll be the Giants who'll be tasting victory again if they finally start to cut out the schoolboy errors which have plagued their game throughout 2015.
Burchill said: "It was a similar stor y in the defeat at Falkirk last week, giving away easy goals early in the game, it's schoolboy errors. When you're bottom of the league your condence is fragile so when you lose that rst and second goal, you subconsciously become very nervous."
FRUSTRATED coach Steve Butler has warned his Tees Valley Mohawks side they must cut out the "schoolboy errors" if they are to turn their season around.
SCHOOLBOY errors may have been plentiful at Molineux this season but that has not stopped Dean Saunders encouraging his side to play like they did when they were kids.
"They haven't been good and we've got to work hard to cut out the silly mistakes, which have been schoolboy errors really.
PROPOSALS for a pounds 3billion coal-fired power station are littered with schoolboy errors, campaigners claimed yesterday.
"And the goals we lost were down to schoolboy errors.
He said: "We obviously need to eradicate some stupid, schoolboy errors at the back which cost goals.