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1A mistake.‘you could make a big boo-boo if you leap to any drastic conclusions’
error, mistake, miscalculation, fallacy, slip, oversight, fault, blunder, gaffe, defect, flawView synonyms
- ‘You published some boo-boos about ‘Black Box Voting: Ballot-Tampering in the 21st Century.’’
- ‘This is a big boo-boo and any knowledgable pasta person will tell you not to.’
- ‘Just when you think you've cracked this racing game, along comes a considerable boo-boo to remind you that you are human.’
- ‘In all fairness, we often criticise the referee, but he definitely made a boo-boo that day.’
- ‘Here's a list of some of the biggest boo-boos that pilots make with aviation insurance’
- ‘If this is happening, can you imagine what other boo-boos are being perpetrated?’
- ‘Lucy gives me watertight fashion advice - if I involve her every step of the way, I don't make fashion boo-boos.’
- ‘Look like they've realised their boo-boo at last.’
- ‘Other manufacturers have made some boo-boos too.’
- ‘You could make a big boo-boo if you make a roast beef dinner and they're a vegetarian,’ she said.’
- ‘Not before Richard makes a big boo-boo, however.’
- ‘There were a couple of minor boo-boos in the tutorial.’
- ‘At this point, let me pause to say that my big boo-boo had already been committed.’
- ‘No one pays much attention to the nepotism in politics, until someone's sibling makes a boo-boo.’
- ‘But if I have made an embarrassing boo-boo I have to admit it.’
- ‘It's typical of me to get the technicalities right and then go and make a boo-boo in the text.’
- ‘Finally Tully, my keeper of the dictionary, both you and your efficient secretary are still unable to pick up your spelling boo-boos.’
- ‘You're right, there probably aren't any glaring errors but I have actually found weird boo-boos here and there.’
- ‘Well, one of the wonderful things we know is that politicians will never admit they made a boo-boo, a real boo-boo.’
- ‘And so today I made a boo-boo on the website's structure, and my backup disappeared.’
- 1.1North American A minor injury, such as a scratch.‘there is no one to kiss the boo-boo!’
- ‘I didn't want someone to ‘kiss my boo-boo to make it better,’ but I did want someone.’
- ‘Everyone says kisses make boo-boos feel better and go away.’
- ‘Then, with the air of a motherly adult babying her child, he said, ‘why don't you get your mama to kiss your little boo-boo, you poor thing…?’’
- ‘Rather, all she saw was poor innocent little Ryan showing everybody his big nasty boo-boo.’
- ‘Whether they're helping their kids with a science project, kissing boo-boos or waking up for midnight feedings, many modern-day dads are deep in the parenting trenches.’
- ‘She is the primal Mommy whose kisses magically fix our boo-boos.’
- ‘I filled the huge bathtub with warm water and got in careful not to slip because my brother slipped one time and got a huge boo-boo, he also cried a lot.’
- ‘We didn't breath a word about what had happened, just let the doctors X-ray our fractured bones and wrap up our boo-boos.’
- ‘‘In that case, maybe you should kiss all my boo-boos,’ I grinned devilishly.’
1950s (originally US): reduplication of boob.
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