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English definition of “false move”

false move

noun [C usually singular]    
an unwise action that is likely to have an unpleasant or dangerous effect: We can't afford to make any false moves once we're in enemy territory. "One false move and you're dead! (= I will kill you)" shouted the gunman.Faults and mistakes
(Definition of false move noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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