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Verb: drop the ball
  1. Commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake
    "I dropped the ball during the job interview";
    - sin, blunder, boob, goof

Derived forms: dropped the ball, drops the ball, dropping the ball

Type of: breach, break, go against, infract, offend, transgress, violate