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There's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip

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  • there's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip — ► there s many a slip twixt cup and lip proverb many things can go wrong between the start of a project and its completion. Main Entry: ↑slip …   English terms dictionary

  • there's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip — proverb many things can go wrong between the start of a project and its completion; nothing is certain until it has happened * * * there s ˌmany a ˈslip twixt ˌcup and ˈlip idiom (saying) nothing is completely certain until it really happens… …   Useful english dictionary

  • There's many a slip twixt cup and lip. — literary something that you say in order to warn someone not to be too confident about the result of a plan, because many things can go wrong before it is completed. We still might finish in time for the deadline, but there s many a slip twixt… …   New idioms dictionary

  • there’s many a slip between cup and lip — Cf. CATO THE ELDER in Aulus Gellius Noctes Atticae XIII. xviii. 1 (saepe audivi) inter os atque offam multa intervenire posse, (I have often heard) that many things can come between mouth and morsel; PALLADAS (attrib.) in Anthologia Palatina x.… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • many a slip twixt cup and lip — There s many a slip twixt cup and lip means that many things can go wrong before something is achieved …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • many a slip twixt cup and lip —    There s many a slip twixt cup and lip means that many things can go wrong before something is achieved.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • There's many a slip twixt the cup and the lip — is an old English proverb. A Latin form is found in Erasmus s Adagia, I.iv.1 ( Multa cadunt inter calicem supremaque labra ) which appears to derive from an epigram by Palladas in The Greek Anthology (X, 32). It can mean that between the time we… …   Wikipedia

  • there's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip — The success of a venture should not be assumed and the possibility of failure or disaster should be recognized • • • Main Entry: ↑cup …   Useful english dictionary

  • there's many a slip twixt the cup and the lip — it is easy to spill what you are drinking; it is easy to make mistakes    On the side of the beer mug were these words: There s many a slip twixt the cup and the lip …   English idioms

  • Many a Slip — was a BBC Radio 4 panel game created by Ian Messiter that ran from 1964 to 1979. It was chaired by Roy Plomley, with a musical mistakes round supplied by musician Steve Race. The title of the show is a reference to the English proverb There s… …   Wikipedia

  • slip — Ⅰ. slip [1] ► VERB (slipped, slipping) 1) lose one s balance or footing and slide unintentionally for a short distance. 2) accidentally slide or move out of position or from someone s grasp. 3) fail to grip or make proper contact with a surface.… …   English terms dictionary


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