a slip of the tongue

noun phrase

: something that is said by mistake

Examples of a slip of the tongue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then, a slip of the tongue pointed all eyes on Leopold. Marianne Mather, Chicago Tribune, 16 May 2024 When a slip of the tongue by a bank employee reveals the unknown existence of a property purchased by the company, Cruz has wonderful moments of wounded rage. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Aug. 2023 This was not a slip of the tongue, as Bárcena made the point repeatedly Thursday during her first visit to Washington since becoming Mexico’s top diplomat two months ago. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, 10 Aug. 2023 This wasn’t a slip of the tongue or an innocent mistake. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 9 May 2023 During his postgame interview with Jamie Erdahl, Davis had a slip of the tongue. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 19 Mar. 2023

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“A slip of the tongue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20slip%20of%20the%20tongue. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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