chapter  2
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Oops!/Whoops! Jocular and immediate admission or recognition o f a gaffe, slip or other thoughtless error. (From ‘Whoops-a-daisy’, the consolation call to a young child who has fallen.)

In-your-face [Amer 1970s]. Direct, blatant, assertive, defiant, obstreperous and threatening (in one or all or any combination of these meanings, as if confronting someone with ‘I’m giving you this right in your face’).