a wrong step.
an error or slip in conduct; faux pas.
a false step
also mis-step, c.1300; see mis- (1) + step (v.). The noun in the figurative sense of “faux pas” is first recorded c.1800; literal sense is from 1837.
[mis-strahyk] /mɪsˈstraɪk/ noun, Numismatics. 1. a coin having the design stamped off center.
[stahyl] /staɪl/ noun 1. a particular kind, sort, or type, as with reference to form, appearance, or character: the baroque style; The style of the house was too austere for their liking. 2. a particular, distinctive, or characteristic mode of action or manner of acting: They do these things in a grand style. 3. a […]
[mis-ee] /ˈmɪs i/ noun, plural missies. Informal. 1. young ; girl. /ˈmɪsɪ/ noun (pl) missies 1. (informal) an affectionate or sometimes disparaging form of address to a young girl n. “young girl,” 1670s, playful form of miss (n.2), chiefly among servants at first.
[mis-uh z, -uh s] /ˈmɪs əz, -əs/ noun 1. . /ˈmɪsɪz; -ɪs/ noun 1. (informal) the missus, one’s wife or the wife of the person addressed or referred to 2. an informal term of address for a woman n. corruption of mistress; as oral form of Mrs., from 1790; the missus “the wife” attested by […]