An unwise or careless action that could have dangerous consequences: one false move would lead to nuclear war
More example sentences
- One false move (even in total innocence!) could put you in the worse kind of firing line - the teenager angst variety!
- One false move and I'd be in as many pieces as my flashlight.
- One false move and you've got black powder all over you that simply doesn't wash out.
Definition of false move in:
- The US English dictionary