put one's foot in one's mouth
phrasal to make a tactless or embarrassing blunder

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • put\ one's\ foot\ in\ one's\ mouth — • put one s foot in it • put one s foot in one s mouth v. phr. informal To speak carelessly and rudely; hurt another s feelings without intending to; make a rude mistake. He put his foot in it with his remark about self made men because Jones was …   Словарь американских идиом

  • put one's foot in one's mouth — idi put one s foot in one s mouth, to make an embarrassing blunder …   From formal English to slang

  • put one's foot in one's mouth — verb To misspeak; to say something embarrassing or wrong. I really put my foot in my mouth during the interview. See Also: foot in mouth disease …   Wiktionary

  • put one's foot in one's mouth — say something that is the wrong thing to say in a situation He really put his foot in his mouth when he told her about the surprise party …   Idioms and examples

  • Put one's foot in one's mouth — make an embarrassing blunder …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • put one's foot in one's mouth — Australian Slang make an embarrassing blunder …   English dialects glossary

  • To put one's foot in one's mouth — Mouth Mouth (mouth), n.; pl. {Mouths} (mou[th]z). [OE. mouth, mu[thorn], AS. m[=u][eth]; akin to D. mond, OS. m[=u][eth], G. mund, Icel. mu[eth]r, munnr, Sw. mun, Dan. mund, Goth. mun[thorn]s, and possibly L. mentum chin; or cf. D. muil mouth,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • put one's foot in it — or[put one s foot in one s mouth] {v. phr.}, {informal} To speak carelessly and rudely; hurt another s feelings without intending to; make a rude mistake. * /He put his foot in it with his remark about self made men because Jones was one of… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put one's foot in it — or[put one s foot in one s mouth] {v. phr.}, {informal} To speak carelessly and rudely; hurt another s feelings without intending to; make a rude mistake. * /He put his foot in it with his remark about self made men because Jones was one of… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put\ one's\ foot\ in\ it — • put one s foot in it • put one s foot in one s mouth v. phr. informal To speak carelessly and rudely; hurt another s feelings without intending to; make a rude mistake. He put his foot in it with his remark about self made men because Jones was …   Словарь американских идиом

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