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lapse

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1 a change in status for the worse usually temporarily

  • the scandal caused the president to suffer a dramatic lapse in popularity
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2 an unintentional departure from truth or accuracy

  • his slip of the tongue about the mayorʼs name was an unfortunate lapse
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3 the stopping of a process or activity

  • wasnʼt bothered by the lapse of her membership at the health club
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error, mistake, blunder, slip, lapse mean a departure from what is true, right, or proper. error suggests the existence of a standard or guide and a straying from the right course through failure to make effective use of this.
    • procedural errors
mistake implies misconception or inadvertence and usually expresses less criticism than error.
    • dialed the wrong number by mistake
blunder regularly imputes stupidity or ignorance as a cause and connotes some degree of blame.
    • diplomatic blunders
slip stresses inadvertence or accident and applies especially to trivial but embarrassing mistakes.
    • a slip of the tongue
lapse stresses forgetfulness, weakness, or inattention as a cause.
    • a lapse in judgment

lapse

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to come to an end

  • the contract will lapse at the end of the year unless we renew
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bite the dust

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