不小心說錯話，可以用 put one's foot in one's mouth 表達，這句俚語也有以下的變體：put one's foot in it 以及 stick one's foot in one's mouth，注意這些俚語中使用單數 foot 即可。
名詞片語 slip of the tongue 也是「失言」，slip 指「失足、滑倒」，讓舌頭不小心滑倒就是指說錯話了。
- I really put my foot in my mouth when I asked if his wife was his daughter.
- After Dan called his girlfriend by his ex's name, he apologized for his slip of the tongue.
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