fluff 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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See: BLOW ONE'S LINES.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • fluff one's lines — See: BLOW ONE S LINES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fluff\ one's\ lines — • blow one s lines • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • blow one's lines — 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

  • blow one's lines — 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

  • blow\ one's\ lines — • blow one s lines • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fluff — /flʌf / (say fluf) noun 1. light, downy particles, as of cotton. 2. a downy mass; something downy or fluffy. 3. Colloquial a blunder or error in execution, performance, etc. 4. Colloquial a fart. –verb (t) 5. to make into fluff; shake or puff out …   Australian English dictionary

  • fluff — [fluf] n. [? blend of FLUE3 + PUFF] 1. soft, light down 2. a loose, soft, downy mass of hair, feathers, cotton, dust, etc. 3. any light or trivial matter or talk 4. Theater Radio TV an error in speaking or reading a line …   English World dictionary

  • fluff — I. noun Etymology: perhaps blend of flue (fluff) and puff Date: 1790 1. down VII,1 2. something fluffy < dandelion fluff > 3. something inconsequential 4. blunder; especially an actor s lapse of memory …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • line — n. long, thin mark 1) to draw a line 2) a broken; contour; crooked; curved; dotted; fine, thin; heavy, thick; horizontal; parallel; perpendicular; solid, unbroken; straight; vertical; wavy line queue (AE) 3) to form a line 4) to buck ( push into… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • line — See: BLOW ONE S LINES or FLUFF ONE S LINES, CHOW LINE, DOWN THE LINE, DRAW A LINE or DRAW THE LINE, DROP A LINE, END OF THE ROAD or END OF THE LINE, FOUL LINE, GOAL LINE, GOAL LINE STAND, HOLD THE LINE, HOOK, LINE AND SINKER, IN LINE, IN LINE… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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