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false stepA misstep; a stumble.Rate it:

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false stepAn erroneous action or decision.Rate it:

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false teethdenturesRate it:

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false alarmA warning sound which turns out to have been erroneous.Rate it:

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false alarmA thing or occurrence which initially causes fear, distress, etc. but which is subsequently recognized as being no cause for concern.Rate it:

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false alarmA person who pretends to be more accomplished or a thing that seems to be of higher quality than is later found to be the case.Rate it:

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false friendA word in a foreign language bearing a deceptive resemblance to a word in one's own language.Rate it:

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false lightA cause of action arising under the common law where a person is portrayed in a way which, while not technically false, is misleading and likely to cause embarrassment to that person.Rate it:

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false lightA point of view resulting in a misleading or inaccurate representation of a person, situation, or fact.Rate it:

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false noteAn incorrect note which is sung or played in a musical performance.Rate it:

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false noteIn a remark or narrative, an indication of untruth, insincerity, or inconsistency.Rate it:

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false noteIn a non-verbal display or presentation, an indication of incongruity or inappropriateness.Rate it:

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ring falseTo seem to be incorrect, or implausible.Rate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindWords spoken by Neil Armstrong when taking the first steps on the moon.Rate it:

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step in front of a moving trainTo sacrifice one's own life for a noble and loyal cause.Rate it:

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a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single stepeven the longest and most difficult ventures have a starting pointRate it:

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step upTo increase speed or rate.Rate it:

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step downTo resign from office.Rate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindA cliché used to exaggerate an accomplishment or milestone..Rate it:

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one step aheadmaintaining a slight advantage; continuing to leadRate it:

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one step at a timeSlowly and carefully, ensuring that each action has been completed successfully before taking the next.Rate it:

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one step forward, two steps backA situation in which progress is more than offset by adverse developments.Rate it:

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spring in one's stepEnthusiasm, energy or a positive outlook or cheerful attitude.Rate it:

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step asideto move out of one's wayRate it:

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step asideto make room for others as replacements by withdrawing from a position or serviceRate it:

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step asideto deviate from the right or proper pathRate it:

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step asideto walk to a little distance; retire for the occasionRate it:

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step backUsed other than as an idiom: see step, back.Rate it:

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step backTo stop what one is doing and evaluate the current situation.Rate it:

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step backTo prevent oneself from becoming emotionally involved in a certain situation.Rate it:

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step backto depart driving the train following the train they arrived into the station driving, so as to decrease service turnaround time.Rate it:

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step downTo gradually reduce something, a little at a time, as an electronic step down transformer.Rate it:

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step forwardto volunteer for something; to offer one's servicesRate it:

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step forwardto admit one's wrongdoing, to own upRate it:

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step inTo act as a replacement or substitute.Rate it:

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step inTo get involved; to actRate it:

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step offTo measure by steps or paces; hence, to divide, or to form a series of marks, by successive measurements, as with dividers.Rate it:

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step ontreat with contemptRate it:

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step on a rakeTo fall victim to a hazard.Rate it:

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step on a rakeTo step on the tines of a garden rake, causing the handle of the rake to rise from the ground rapidly, invariably striking the person walking in the face.Rate it:

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step on itTo act quickly.Rate it:

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step on itTo drive fast; to step on the accelerator.Rate it:

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step on it!A three word command to rush, move now, get with it quickly, respond immediately.Rate it:

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step on someone's toesTo cause someone offense, especially by trying to control something that is under their authority, or interfering in their private affairs.Rate it:

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step outTo date, to be in a romantic relationship.Rate it:

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step outTo exit a place on foot, often for a short time.Rate it:

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step overA dribbling move, or feint, in football (soccer), used to fool a defensive player into thinking the offensive player, in possession of the ball, is going to move in a direction he does not intend to move in.Rate it:

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step overTo relocate oneself to a position of a few steps away; step asideRate it:

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step overTo carefully move making sure you don't step onto someone or something.Rate it:

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step toTo challenge, confront or fight.Rate it:

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