an honest mistake

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an honest mistake

A mistake made unintentionally or unknowingly and without the intention of causing harm; a mistake that anyone might have made in similar circumstances. It was an honest mistake! How was I to know that you wouldn't want me to send that letter with the rest of the mail?
See also: honest, mistake
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HMV claim the promotion is an honest mistake but X Factor bosses are furious.
I will always take an honest mistake from someone who is working tirelessly to be the best they can be.
Sparky is all about the team ethic and while he will tolerate an honest mistake, what he will not stand for is a self-inflicted problem.
Crossing into Afghanistan without obtaining an exit visa stamp was an honest mistake which, to his credit, he admitted to border guards.
It's also a climate in which the line between honest mistake and intentional deceit has ceased to matter to most people.
Most notable among these questions is the one dealing with an apparently honest mistake.
No Brakes, forthcoming single Honest Mistake and an unnamed new song went down a storm.
The other car was altered as the result of an honest mistake.
I don't blame myself, I don't blame the doctor, it was an honest mistake.
Mr Hain said: "I have always accepted full responsibility for this honest mistake and I apologise unreservedly to the House.
A Mail Source spokeswoman said the employee who sold the computer had made an honest mistake.
I AM so disgusted and angry at the abuse Laura Bassett has received on Twitter about her honest mistake whilst playing against Japan.
No staff member should necessarily lose their job for an honest mistake.
It was a genuinely honest mistake made by myself and I am embarrassed about it.