an honest mistake

jelentés / meaning:
véletlen, őszinte, akaratlan  botlás, tévedés vagy hiba 

a mistake or bad choice that is unintentional

példák / examples:
  • Patients will understand an honest mistake if the doctor tells the truth. link
  • I gave her the wrong amount of money, but it was an honest mistake.
  • An example would be a situation in which the waitress accidentally added the check incorrectly, overcharging the customer, but with no intention of keeping the extra money.
  • It was an honest mistake on his part. 
  • It was a stupid mistake, but an honest mistake.