"a slip of the tongue"
to say something accidentally or unintentionally
Related words and phrases:
Two colleagues are talking ...
Colleague 1: Our new boss sure is hairy.
Colleague 2: Pardon me? Did you say the new boss is hairy?
Colleague 1: Oh, sorry. That was a slip of the tongue. I meant to say that our new boss sure is scary.
Two friends are talking ...
Friend 1: I am going to order a pepperoni plaza. Do you want one?
Friend 2: What the heck is a pepperoni plaza?
Friend 1: Did I say plaza. Oops, a slip of the tongue. Do you want a pepperoni pizza?
There is no gerund form for a slip of the tongue.
1) This is not the Mayan days where a slip of the tongue in the presence of the aristocrats might cost you your life.
2) ... either George misheard Paul's words, or Paul had a slip of the tongue.
3) ... White House will no doubt dismiss this latest faux pas by the president as a slip of the tongue, ...
4) In other words, a slip of the tongue by one presenter gets turned into a conspiracy theory.
5) ... were worse than a gaffe. It was not a slip of the tongue when he said " I like being able to fire people who ...
6) Perhaps it was a slip of the tongue. Perhaps it had been silly to read so much into it ...
7) At first I thought maybe it was just a slip of the tongue, but he seems to be doing it constantly throughout the recordings ...
8) ... called Buckley a "pro-cryptoNazi", later saying this was a slip of the tongue, that he meant to say "proto-cryptofascist".
9) It was a slip of the tongue that land-banker Baron Deschauer quickly regretted.
10) I think the "legitimate" rape thing was a slip of the tongue. He meant "genuine" rather than "legitimate."
11) I was prepared to overlook it when you uttered her name: a slip of the tongue, perhaps. But to see you defend it ...
12) ... meant to say one thing but something different came out. Makes sense with a slip of the tongue, but not with a whole series of sentences.
13) This wasn't just a slip of the tongue, but a term he used twice to describe the accomplished lawyer ...
14) But first, this was a slip of the tongue more than a historical inaccuracy.
15) This is not a slip of the tongue but rather fundamental ignorance.
16) ... leeway to candidates saying dumb things once in a while, things that are a slip of the tongue, or a simple misunderstanding.
17) Liberals always lie. This Clinton thing is only a slip of the tongue for Willie -- a momentary lapse into truth.
18) There's a substantial difference between "a slip of the tongue" and making a deliberate statement such as David Chalian made.
19) It didn't sound like a slip of the tongue and one would assume she had her own good intelligence sources.
20) After a celebratory toast however, a slip of the tongue translated them into the Hairy Marys and that title stuck.