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slip up

phrasal verb with slip us   /slɪp/ verb -pp-
to make a small mistake, often as a result of not thinking carefully: It's easy for a journalist to slip up and use somebody else's idea without crediting him or her.

slip-upnoun [C]

us   /ˈslɪpˌʌp/
a mistake that someone makes by not giving something enough attention: That slip-up cost a lot of money.
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slip up

phrasal verb with slip uk   /slɪp/ us   verb -pp-
[I] to make a mistake: We can't afford to slip up when we're risking so much money. There is a solution for taxpayers who have slipped up and not paid on time.
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slip-upnoun [C]

uk   us  
a careless mistake: The candidate often blamed others when he made slip-ups.a slip-up in sth There have been several slip-ups in the handing of secret information.
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Translations of “slip up”
in Arabic يَرتَكِب خَطأ…
in Korean 실수를 하다…
in Portuguese cometer um deslize, erro…
in Catalan equivocar-se…
in Japanese うっかり間違える, 失敗する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 犯错误,疏忽…
in Turkish yanılmak, hata yapmak…
in Russian ошибаться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 犯錯誤,疏忽…
in Italian sbagliare…
in Polish pomylić się…
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“slip up” in Business English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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