slip of the tongue


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an accidental and usually trivial mistake in speaking

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Kim Kardashian made a deliberate slip of the tongue, comparing her life to that of a cancer patient.
Ferguson believes he has been punished not only for giving an honest opinion of Atkinson for his performance in United's 2-1 defeat at Chelsea on March 1, but for a slip of the tongue.
North Korea became briefly a "strategic partner" of the EU Friday afternoon because of a slip of the tongue of the Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham criticised the move and the manner of its announcement - apparently via a slip of the tongue by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley during a hospital visit this week.
Justice Ramday remarked that it was not a slip of the tongue, but "the truth had slipped of his tongue".
It is too easy to suggest that those words betrayed an ignorance of history, or were a mere verbal slip of the tongue from an 89-year-old.
Stating that the Turkish nation's history was built on religious tolerance, Davutoy-lu went on to say, "I hope to see this as an undesirable slip of the tongue.
A slip of the tongue can make anyone look like an idiot.
In a slip of the tongue, Uddhav promised to take the bridge right up to Versova instead, which lies to the north of the sealink.
Lieberman Unperturbed by Sarkozy's Slip of the Tongue Calling for His Dismissal
Boromart "I think people are looking into this too far, it was just a slip of the tongue and it will no doubt be cleared up today.
But in the current recession, where a slip of the tongue can put a loan into technical default, that sort of reputation is no longer an asset.
The Valkyrie star reportedly made a slip of the tongue while promoting the film in Brazil.
MAY I say how much I agree with your correspondent, Arthur Ellis, of Bromborough (Daily Post, Friday, February 6), who was writing about whether we were in a "recession" or a "depression", following the Prime Minister's apparent slip of the tongue.