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Schoolboy error

I was looking up "schoolboy error" on dictionary.com to find out how old the expression was, and I was really surprised to find no entry for the phrase at all, and a small entry on Urban Dictionary. Basically the meaning is a really elementary stupid mistake, made by someone who should know better and is being mocked for the mistake. Your friends might say it to you if they see you doing something really stupid. Is it really that uncommon a phrase? I've heard it all the time growing up in SE England.
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