I thought I was something special until I jumped from a tower during training and dislocated my right shoulder. I had landed wrong, and they gave you only one mistake. They cut me from the team.

I was reading The Irishman. I have no idea what "they gave you only one mistake" means here.


It means that they allow people to make mistakes only once.

In the excerpt, he says he landed a jump wrong. As he made this one mistake, he reached his quota of mistakes, and was cut from the team (hence the "... they gave you only one mistake" part).

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