slip of the tongue


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an accidental and usually trivial mistake in speaking

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She was promptly corrected by the interviewer, and she tried to make it sound like it was 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.
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.
It remained to be seen if Nakhjavani's remarks were a onetime slip of the tongue or represent a new policy.
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
Astronaut Neil Armstrong's famous moon-landing transmission "that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" was a slip of the tongue, according to new research.
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.
Slide It In - 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition and Slip Of The Tongue - 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, both released June 30, 2009 by Geffen/UMe, are presented in CD+DVD sets with numerous rare or previously unreleased audio and video bonuses.
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.