one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind

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English[edit]

Phrase[edit]

one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind

  1. Words spoken by Neil Armstrong when taking the first steps on the moon.
  2. (chiché, idiomatic) (used imitatively) A cliché used to exaggerate an accomplishment or milestone.

Usage notes[edit]

Armstrong intended to say "one small step for a man", but misspoke.[1]