Definition of 'faux pas'
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Others leave you alone unless you make a faux pas. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He was the master of the faux pas. The Sun (2015)The faux pas was glossed over. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The Duchess could commit a faux pas on a walkabout. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But the more they worry about it, the more they tend to make a faux pas. The Sun (2011)A major social faux pas that is, round here. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Well, you're stuck between a rock and a faux pas. The Sun (2011)But if there was a faux pas, why not by the Duchess rather than her fellow guest? Times, Sunday Times (2014)These fashion faux pas may sound toasty warm and indeed dilute the wind chill somewhat, but here's the thing. The Sun (2007)He once - and only once - made the classic faux pas of being rather too nice to another woman in my presence. The Sun (2009)My biggest fashion faux pas is all the times I've worn fur around my neck. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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