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English definition of “slip of the tongue”

slip of the tongue

something that you say by accident when you intended to say something else : I called her new boyfriend by her previous boyfriend's name - it was just a slip of the tongue .Faults and mistakes
(Definition of slip of the tongue from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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