slip of the tongue


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Noun1.slip of the tongue - an accidental and usually trivial mistake in speaking
misstatement - a statement that contains a mistake
spoonerism - transposition of initial consonants in a pair of words
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NEVER, by a slip of the tongue, have they so much as alluded to either of their old friends, any more than Miles has alluded to his expulsion.
I always make trouble by trying to help, and then letting out the wrong thing," sighed Rose, much depressed by her slip of the tongue.
Tulkinghorn, excusing himself for this slip of the tongue by saying to Judy, "I was thinking of your grandmother, my dear.
Lvovitch," repeated the general without the slightest haste, and with perfect confidence, just as though he had not committed himself the least in the world, but merely made a little slip of the tongue.
It's just a slip of the tongue Please accept my apology, it will never happen again.
Guy Harkin, 69, said it was a slip of the tongue when he addressed Tory Zoe Kirk-Robinson, 35, at a meeting.
LAHORE -- A Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) activist was left redfaced when slip of the tongue landed her in trouble.
I'd rather have a slip of the tongue than slips in judgement.
To laughter, Reid told Plumb: "It may be a slip of the tongue.
We're not sure if it was a slip of the tongue, but Rania Youssef's foul mouth landed her into trouble last week, when she was charged for swearing at her ex-hubby Khaled Radwan .
One tiny slip of the tongue and the language police come knocking on your door.
The slip of the tongue was pretty egregious, considering the proposals outlined in his budget.