slip of the tongue : Idioms in English

slip of the tongue

To say something unintentionally
The Smiths hadn't planned on telling anyone that Hanna was pregnant for another month, but Bob let it out with a slip of the tongue when his father offered Hanna a beer.

slip of the tongue Meaning(s)

  • (n) an accidental and usually trivial mistake in speaking

slip of the tongue in News

  1. Shaw’s triple-overtime goal gives Blackhawks Stanley Cup opener

    Exhausted and exhilarated after scoring the biggest goal he might ever score, a half-stunned Andrew Shaw meandered through a postgame interview on national television, casually slipping in an F-bomb. “Slip of the tongue,” Shaw said later. “I was exhausted. I couldn’t think at all. Could barely breathe. I think I made up a word in there, too.” No worries. It was after midnight, anyway. Shaw ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  2. Kelly gives nod to Rees as Irish's starting QB

    Coach tells reporters senior will not have to fight for job in aftermath of Golson suspension Tommy Rees indeed will be Notre Dame's starting quarterback this fall. This declaration is not a slip of the tongue at an awards dinner, but rather a product of Brian Kelly saying he took time to digest what actually would happen with Everett Golson gone.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: 22 WSBT South Bend

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