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slip up

1. verb To blunder; to make a mistake or an error. I think I slipped up and sent the check to the wrong address. Wow, it looks like the accountants must have really slipped up this time.
2. verb To interfere with someone or their ability to do something; to cause someone to make a mistake or an error. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "slip" and "up." I have to concentrate while I do this, so please don't talk and slip me up! She always uses intimidation tactics to try to slip up her opponents.
3. noun A minor mistake, blunder, or mishandling. In this usage, the phrase is usually hyphenated. He's had one too many slip-ups in the office, so I think we have to let him go. He was overcharged due to a slip-up on our end.
See also: slip, up

slip up something

to climb something, slipping along the way. The hikers slipped up the wet slope. Ted slipped up the stairs, tracking mud and water as he went along.
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slip up

to make an error. I hope you don't slip up again. Try to be more careful.
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slip up

Make a mistake, blunder, as in I slipped up and gave the invitations to the wrong people. [Mid-1800s]
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slip up

v.
1. To make a mistake or blunder; err: I slipped up when I said my plane would arrive at 6:00 am—I meant 6:00 pm.
2. To cause someone to make a mistake or blunder: The change in plans slipped me up and I went to the wrong subway station. The false clue slipped up the detective.
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slip (up)

1. in. to make an error. Don’t slip up and pay this bill twice, please.
2. and slip(-up) n. an error. That was a silly slip-up. I’m sorry.
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slip(-up)

verb
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FIRING BACK Scobbie says there can't be any more slip-ups
MANUEL PELLEGRINI believes Yaya Toure can give Manchester City a huge title lift - but admits they cannot afford any more slip-ups.
Congleton v Runcorn T NW Counties Premier, 3pm HIGH flying Runcorn Town will be hoping for no slip-ups when they entertain eighth place Congleton at Pavilions.
CARL Froch avoided any slip-ups as he retained his IBF super-middleweight title with a third-round knockout of American Yusaf Mack.
CAPTAIN John Terry has urged Chelsea to take advantage of recent slip-ups by their title rivals and restore their once healthy lead at the top of the Premier League.
The Argentinian trailed overnight leader Michael Hoey at the start of the third round on Porto Santo but capitalised on his rivals' slip-ups to lie three strokes ahead of Damien McGrane and four in front of Carlos Rodiles.
IC SAYS: United look rampant and if there are any more slip-ups Liverpool will need snookers.
But there were no further slip-ups as van Barneveld allowed his rival only one leg in the final two sets.
Stuart Pearce side are unbeaten so far in the group and have yet to concede a goal, but cant afford any slip-ups ahead of their crunch clash with Portugal.
Stuart Pearce's side are unbeaten so far in the group and have yet to concede a goal, but can't afford any slip-ups ahead of their crunch clash with Portugal.
Two defensive slip-ups handed the visitors the points as Darlington shot themselves in the foot after a bright start.
John Gregory won't have expected Worthington Cup defeat at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday in midweek, but if the Villa continue to capitalise on more fancied outfits' slip-ups, it could turn out to be a blessing in
But he is fully aware he cannot afford any slip-ups tonight against his fellow Brummie, Mark Ramsey.
Meanwhile, Dens boss Paul Hartley admits his seventh-placed side can't afford any more slip-ups in their pursuit of another top-six finish.
And they can't afford any slip-ups at Birmingham today after their goalless draw with basement side Yeovil on Friday.