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English definition of “accidentally on purpose”

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accidentally on purpose

If you do something accidentally on purpose, you do it intentionally but pretend it happened by chance: I've never liked these glasses of Peter's. I might drop them one day - accidentally on purpose.
Translations of “accidentally on purpose”
in Chinese (Traditional) 明明故意卻裝出無心的樣子, 假裝不是故意…
in Chinese (Simplified) 明明故意却装出无心的样子, 假装不是故意…
(Definition of accidentally on purpose from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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