a Freudian slip

Freudian slip

Any inadvertent verbal or written mistake that reveals, or can be construed as revealing, an unconscious or repressed intention, belief, thought, attitude, etc. Named for the Sigmund Freud, considered the founding father of psychoanalysis, whose work largely focused on the unconscious and repressed elements of the human psyche. He said the wrong woman's name during his wedding ceremony, a Freudian slip that sent the bride-to-be into tears.
See also: Freudian, slip

a ˌFreudian ˈslip

a mistake in speaking or writing which shows what you really think or feel about somebody/something: ‘I’ve never loved, I mean I’ve never stopped loving, my mother.’ ‘Was that a Freudian slip?’This is named after Sigmund Freud.
See also: Freudian, slip
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Editor's Note: Maybe that was a Freudian slip for wanting to see Jupiter 3,600 times closer up
The hilarity in the Commons on Wednesday when he claimed he had "saved the world" - a Freudian slip if ever there was one - shows this man is simply dysfunctional and should go .
Nowhere in my letter did the words pathetic and programmes occur, so is this, perhaps a Freudian slip on your part airing your own prejudices?
After many years of studying psychology, I realise now this could have been a Freudian slip, as boys were never asked to go shopping as this was considered to be female only territory.
resulting in an assemblage that will get your rhetorical ducks in a row and probably save you from a Freudian slip or two.
Wente's observations-whether a Freudian slip or not--came in her final sentence, "But the bang it (the pill) made was bigger than the atom bomb.
She responds to Lee's inquiry about a Freudian Slip for his wife by telling him it is 'a Nietzsche of the market we are looking to expand,' (boom, boom
Mark Rosenbaum of the American Civil Liberties Union got it right when, in a Freudian slip, he summarized his argument as ``the strongest case that has ever been in this circus.
As long as it wasn't a Freudian slip, we can overlook it.
Mr Sargent later described the blunder as a Freudian slip.
Never forget that a Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.
In clearly a Freudian slip of the tongue, Davis now regularly refers to the state water agency as California's ``DWP''- Department of Water and Power.
A Freudian slip, in fact, because he really fancies Sian himself and it does his case no harm at all to show Rob up in a bad light.