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1‘I made some real gaffes at work’
blunder, mistake, error, slip
indiscretion, impropriety, breach of etiquette, miscalculation, gaucherie, solecism
lapsus linguae, lapsus calami
informal slip-up, howler, boo-boo, boner, botch, fluff, fail
British informal boob, bloomer, clanger
North American informal blooper, bloop, goof
British informal, dated floater
vulgar slang fuck-up
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