honest mistake


: something that anyone could be wrong about
Don't worry about it. It was an honest mistake.

Examples of honest mistake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Is this incompetence, ignorance, or an honest mistake? Kate Lindsay, Vulture, 1 July 2023 And the honest mistake, a benign mix-up anyone could have made, proved to be costly. Prem Thakker, The New Republic, 18 Apr. 2023 Tigers' Matt Vierling explains 'honest mistake' on bases in Wednesday's one-run loss Tigers outfielder Matt Vierling and catcher Eric Haase did not start Thursday after making critical mistakes while running the bases in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jays. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 14 Apr. 2023 What’s more, Gilbert didn’t think Red Truck’s free coffee policy was an honest mistake or a misunderstanding, as Noyes alleges. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2023

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“Honest mistake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honest%20mistake. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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