- n. an unintentional but embarrassing blunder
“The market gained on the day, but suffered a notable trip-up after the Federal Reserve published its members' yearly rate forecasts for the first time ever.”
“You are so busy trying to trip-up Barack Obama, the man who actually got you the job that you have (.... we'll get a black man to criticize him because then it won't seem as if we're racist), you can't lead, You haven't a clue.”
“Yes, we know these things take time, but the latest trip-up came Thursday night in a 112-107 loss to the Celtics in Miami as Dwyane Wade couldn't buy a trey and made only two of 12 shots.”
“This may seem painfully obvious, but I have seen folks trip-up on their way to being promoted to leadership roles by focusing more on their future than on their present.”
“(And in that example, you might not even know whether there was a tech trip-up that caused the email in question to not be delivered, or whether it was caught by a diligent spam filter on alert for unrecognizable origins.)”
“They all scrambled to their feet; Darian dismissed the spell and readied a trip-up, a variation on the first bit of magic he'd ever used in combat, to make people's feet stick to the ground just long enough to trip them.”
“Seemingly un-perplexed and unperturbed, what followed this metaphoric "foot-in-the-aisle" trip-up was Obama's groundbreaking inaugural address.”
“But it is funny to watch it also trip-up Iran, as their ingrained chauvinistic chivalry demands that they too treat her with kid gloves.”
“This little trip-up is particularly amusing in light of the definition of literacy: the ability to use language.”
“And yet I think the Beijing officials who promise to clean up for the Games -- and the foreign media who are anticipating a trip-up -- are talking less about reality than about a spectacle, a show even bigger than the opening ceremony.”
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