slip of the tongue


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slip of the tongue

A small mistake made when speaking. I accidentally called John by his brother's name. It was just a slip of the tongue.
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slip of the tongue

an error in speaking in which a word is pronounced incorrectly, or in which the speaker says something unintentionally. I didn't mean to tell her that. It was a slip of the tongue. I failed to understand the instructions because the speaker made a slip of the tongue at an important point.
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a slip of the tongue

A slip of the tongue is something that you said by mistake. At one stage he referred to her as James's `fiancée' but later said that was a slip of the tongue and that they were not formally engaged.
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a slip of the ˈtongue/ˈpen

a small mistake when speaking or writing: Did I say North Street? Sorry, that was a slip of the tongue — I meant South Street.
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Kotaku then followed up on the apparent slip of the tongue, with a PDP rep stating "at this time we can't confirm Nintendo's dates and we don't know exactly what was heard, but we simply do not know that this point.
This is a 22-year-old paid vast sums of money effectively threatening to go on strike over a slip of the tongue - pathetic.
Or could it be just a slip of the tongue, the weather forecasts seem to be a typical example.
Her bandmates are said to be seething about her "accidental" 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.
So said Matthew Wright (JohnLeslie: My Year Of Hell,Sky One,Sunday) The same Matthew Wright whose slip of the tongue led to the outing of Mr Leslie.
Dear Editor, - On December 3, 1988, in what might now be described as a Gilligan-like sensational slip of the tongue, Mrs Edwina Currie said, 'Sadly, all eggs in Britain are affected by salmonella.
Every slip of the tongue between sips from a pint glass was punished by an instant "fine.
A BBC spokeswoman said yesterday: "It was a slip of the tongue and John apologised immediately afterwards.
MANILA -- The United Nationalist Alliance is convinced that Malacanang's retracted comment on the uncertainty of the 2016 elections was "not just a slip of the tongue.
She was promptly corrected by the interviewer, and she tried to make it sound like it was a slip of the tongue.
Cook did not want to comment on his gaffe, but he will be writing a letter to more than 70 branches of the supporters' club to ask them to accept it was an innocent slip of the tongue.
GORDON BROWN opened himself to merciless ridicule yesterday when a slip of the tongue led him to boast of "saving the world".
We've all had to suffer a slip of the tongue at certain times, and it happened to Gareth Jenkins yesterday at Wales' press conference.