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Meaning of “there's many a slip twixt cup and lip” in the English Dictionary

"there's many a slip twixt cup and lip" in British English

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there's many a slip twixt cup and lip

UK saying (US there's many a slip between the cup and the lip) said to ​emphasize that many ​bad things might ​happen before something is ​finished
(Definition of there's many a slip twixt cup and lip from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)