slip of the tongue

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slip of the lip

An unintentional mistake made while one is speaking, such as incorrect pronunciation, word choice, or meaning. Whoops, I meant to tell my mother that she was welcome to call over next month, but I accidentally said "next Monday" instead. Oh well, she'll understand that it was just a slip of the lip. Now take your time during the oral section of your final exams; you don't want a few slips of the lip to be the reason you get a lower grade!
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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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