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a slip of the tongue

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Definition


When you accidentally say something that may or may not make sense.

Context : Social Life
Category: Idiom
Semantic: 
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Examples of idiom “a slip of the tongue” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'icthus34'
    icthus34:

    @Koursey Just that everyone was pointing the finger on Biden and trying to find others. We've all had a slip of the tongue.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'MorenoPerazzolo'
    MorenoPerazzolo:

    A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over. – Benjamin Franklin, American Scientist/Diplomat

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'HHa42'
    HHa42:

    Joe Biden is an intelligent man who made a slip of the tongue. #Sarah Palin is a blathering idiot and a liar. No comparison.