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drop the ball

  • v  commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake
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  • When Orson Welles wrote an obituary for the LA Times
    Kevin Roderick: Steve Wasserman, the former Los Angeles Times books editor, has some fun remembering his friend Orson Welles in a piece for the LA Review of Books. He tells how the Times in 1979 was about to drop the ball on the death in Beverly Hills of director Jean Renoir when Wasserman, then a deputy editor of the LAT's Sunday Opinion section, decided to somehow get in touch with Welles.
    Aug. 12, 2013 - LA Observed

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