Definition of accidentally on purpose in English:

accidentally on purpose


  • Apparently by accident but in fact intentionally.

    ‘it was not so easy for him to contrive to meet her accidentally on purpose’
    • ‘Making a quick motion, she acted like she was reaching for a piece of silverware and instead accidentally on purpose knocked over the glass so the wine spilled and the glass cracked in half.’
    • ‘Was that an accident, or accidentally on purpose?’
    • ‘Somehow, possibly accidentally on purpose, this festival seems to have managed to almost totally exclude the student body.’
    • ‘Seriously, my last passport picture was so ugly, I used to contemplate losing the passport accidentally on purpose, to get out of ten years of having to show that monstrosity to immigration officers around the world.’
    • ‘Accordingly, she dropped her fork accidentally on purpose and gasped with false surprise.’