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Mistakes

fail

noun

a mistake or a failure, especially of something that was expected to be good

miscommunication

noun

a failure to communicate clearly or effectively

error

noun

a mistake, for example in a calculation or a decision

blunder

noun

a careless or embarrassing mistake

gaffe

noun

an embarrassing mistake that you make in public, especially one that offends or upsets someone

mistake

noun

something that you have not done correctly, or something you say or think that is not correct

slip

noun

a slight mistake, especially a careless one

mix-up

noun

a mistake or problem that happens because someone is confused about details

misapprehension

noun

a belief that is not correct

clanger

noun

an embarrassing mistake, especially while you are talking. To drop a clanger means to make an embarrassing mistake like this.

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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