From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishslip of the tongueslip of the tongueMISTAKEa small mistake in something you sayDid I say $100? It must have been a slip of the tongue. →tongue
Examples from the Corpus
slip of the tongue• Did I say "Harlow"? Sorry, I meant "Harrow". It was just a slip of the tongue.• They both use the same rootconsonants, which are rearranged as in a dream or a slip of the tongue.• In an apparentslip of the tongue, Ms. Bianchi referred to Omaha as Oklahoma.• Much of the humourderives from slips of the tongue, an occupationalhazard.• One slip of the tongue would have betrayed all I was working for.• He had made an unfortunateslip of the tongue himself.• He quickly corrected his unfortunate slip of the tongue.