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misstep

misstep

noun mis·step \-ˈstep\

: an action or decision that is a mistake

Full Definition of MISSTEP

1
:  a mistake in judgment or action :  blunder
2
:  a wrong step

Examples of MISSTEP

  1. Their decision to relocate the company was a major misstep.
  2. <another misstep like that, and the company could go belly-up>

First Known Use of MISSTEP

1788

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