zig when one should zag

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zig when one should zag

  1. (idiomatic) To misstep or err.
    • 2014, Larry Bettag, No Rewind: Only One Shot (page 53)
      As I came around the last corner of the house, I zigged when I should have zagged, or zagged when I should have zigged. Either way, Brett went off the track and into a clump of birch trees. I turned around and saw the sled was gone []

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