Definition of “there's many a slip twixt cup and lip” - English Dictionary

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“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)