blow one's lines

fluff one's lines & blow one's lines & muff one's lines
to speak one's speech badly or forget one's lines when one is in a play. •

The actress fluffed her lines badly in the last act.

I was in a play once, and I muffed my lines over and over.

It's okay to blow your lines in rehearsal.

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or[fluff one's lines] {v. phr.}, {informal} To forget the words you are supposed to speak while acting in a play. * /The noise backstage scared Mary and she blew her lines./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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