a slip of the tongue

a slip of the tongue

a mistake you make when speaking, such as using the wrong word Did I say she was forty? I meant fourteen - just a slip of the tongue.
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NEVER, by a slip of the tongue, have they so much as alluded to either of their old friends, any more than Miles has alluded to his expulsion.
IT WAS clearly just a slip of the tongue, obviously not a Freudian slip, but an amusing slip all the same.
A BBC spokeswoman said yesterday: "It was a slip of the tongue and John apologised immediately afterwards.
Zainah has responded to the uproar, and attempted to cool the situation by saying that she feels that the remark made by the miniter was not malicious and it was just a slip of the tongue.
A slip of the tongue on Monday morning saw the Radio 4 presenter unfortunately mispronounce Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt's surname as the C-word.
North Korea became briefly a "strategic partner" of the EU Friday afternoon because of a slip of the tongue of the Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.
Justice Ramday remarked that it was not a slip of the tongue, but "the truth had slipped of his tongue".
It was not, however, made clear that the Assembly Record of Proceedings was accurate and that she had in fact made a slip of the tongue.
If this was a just a slip of the tongue, on the radio then one would hope she would clarify what she really meant.
Mr Latham said: "It was, we suggest, a slip of the tongue.
Cruz-Madrid's comments came just after Close made a slip of the tongue that highlighted his dual role.
Then again, it could've been just a slip of the tongue on a hot, muggy day as the Trojans prepared for the NCAA Tournament's East Regional.