false move


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false move

npasso falso
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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If we make one false move the villain may escape us yet."
The judge told him at Chelmsford crown court: "One false move and this would be a murder charge."
Everywhere he is met by paparazzi waiting for him to make a false move.
He had been told he would be watched all the way and a false move would trigger a call to the gang members holding his family with orders to kill them.
His big break came in 1992 playing a red-neck sociopath in One False Move and everything changed.
One false move would have spelled the end for Dave.
Any false move or any ill-conceived idea bounces back on you then in a close contest as the one we experienced in the first Test loss at Abu Dhabi.
Analysts have warned that the situation is extremely combustible with the risk that one false move could lead to a major confrontation.
One false move and they will make sure Duncan never sees Fred again.
In this case, they had to reckon with the size and weight of the aircraft, on top of four tons of unused fuel at its wings that could burn or explode with a single false move.
One false move, the plane might explode,' it added.