honest mistake

This page is about the collocation honest mistake

collocation pattern: adjective + noun


a mistake that wasn't made deliberately, or had no bad intent

For example

  • It must've been an honest mistake. Harry would never try to cheat us.

  • Do you think it was an honest mistake, or did the bank overcharge me on purpose?

Quick Quiz

It was an honest mistake, I swear. I didn't

a. do it

b. mean to do it

c. mean to be so honest

Contributor: Matt Errey