Idiom of the Week — “Slip of the Tongue”

A few weeks ago, I mentioned a time that I had put my foot in my mouth.  It was a rather embarassing situation, and one that I wouldn’t want to repeat again.

But we all have moments when we have a slip of the tongue like that.  Perhaps you accidentally told a friend about a surprise birthday party that was being planned for him/her.  Another great example of a slip of the tongue would be if a supervisor mentioned the possibility of employee layoffs — without realizing that those employees were in the room!

A slip of the tongue is when someone makes an accidental or unintended comment.  This idiom is generally used when the person says something, and then immediately regrets having said it.  When you make a slip of the tongue, you are also putting your foot in your mouth!

Taking TOEFL tests in Miami?  These idioms will help you!