Accidentally-on-purpose - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
accidentally on purpose
Seemingly unintentionally but actually deliberately. Sometimes hyphenated. Paula is pretty shy, so I think she forgot to attend the party accidentally on purpose.
Inf. deliberate, but meant to look like an accident. Then, I accidentally-on-purpose spilled water on him.
mod. deliberate, but meant to look like an accident. Then I accidentally-on-purpose spilled water on him.
References in periodicals archive
I don't think she is but the other day, when her sister was having a bath, she said if ever I accidentally-on-purpose
came into her bedroom one night, she'd be happy to give me a good cuddle.
Although you can bet your life there'll have been many an old biddy leave the salon with third-degree scalp burns after he's accidentally-on-purpose
shampooed them with the water set to "scalding".
Apparently most of America is up in arms about Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson's routine at the half-time Superbowl show on Sunday night in which one of her breasts was accidentally-on-purpose
exposed in a raunchy dance routine.
which you always seem to accidentally-on-purpose