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slip of the tongue/pen

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishslip of the tongue/penslip of the tongue/penMISTAKEa small mistake you make when you are speaking or writing, especially by using the wrong word It was just a slip of the tongue. Freudian slip slip
Examples from the Corpus
slip of the tongue/penThey both use the same root consonants, which are rearranged as in a dream or a slip of the tongue.In all the excitement the Registrar, Mrs Molly Croll, suffered a slip of the pen.Much of the humour derives from slips of the tongue, an occupational hazard.One slip of the tongue would have betrayed all I was working for.He had made an unfortunate slip of the tongue himself.
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