false move

false move
1. a movement that may be interpreted as threatening.
2. an act or action that can cause trouble or damage; mistake: If the bus driver had made one false move, we would have skidded off the icy road.

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false move noun
An ill-judged or careless act
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Main Entry:false

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false move UK US noun [countable] [singular false move plural false moves]
a careless mistake that has a bad effect
Thesaurus: mistakessynonym

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n. an unwise or careless action that could have dangerous consequences

one false move would lead to nuclear war

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ˌfalse ˈmove [false move] noun usually singular
an action that is not allowed or not recommended and that may cause a bad result

One false move

and the bomb might blow up.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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