I can only assume that your editorial writer tripped over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat. E. B. White
If I have to move up in a building, I choose the elevator over the escalator. Because one time I was riding the escalator and I tripped. I fell down the stairs for an hour and a half. Demetri Martin
Know the function of a fuse box and the appearance of a tripped circuit breaker. Marilyn vos Savant
A stepping-stone can be a stumbling block if we can't see it until after we have tripped over it. Cullen Hightower
People try to put ownership on things: 'That's mine, that's my joke.' No such thing. Like if you tripped or stumbled and people go, 'Oh, that's Charlie Chaplin.' You know what I mean? You can't own a joke. You can be the guy that tells it the best, but you can't own a joke. Nowhere can you own a laugh. Tommy Chong
tripped in German is getrippelt, stolperte, getrippelt
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