put one's foot in one's mouth

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.


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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 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 on his feet — Foot Foot (f[oo^]t), n.; pl. {Feet} (f[=e]t). [OE. fot, foot, pl. fet, feet. AS. f[=o]t, pl. f[=e]t; akin to D. voet, OHG. fuoz, G. fuss, Icel. f[=o]tr, Sw. fot, Dan. fod, Goth. f[=o]tus, L. pes, Gr. poy s, Skr. p[=a]d, Icel. fet step, pace… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • put one's foot in it — (informal) To spoil anything by some tactless blunder or remark • • • Main Entry: ↑foot * * * put one s foot in it (or put one s foot in one s mouth) informal say or do something tactless or embarrassing; commit a blunder or indiscretion …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • To put one's foot down — Foot Foot (f[oo^]t), n.; pl. {Feet} (f[=e]t). [OE. fot, foot, pl. fet, feet. AS. f[=o]t, pl. f[=e]t; akin to D. voet, OHG. fuoz, G. fuss, Icel. f[=o]tr, Sw. fot, Dan. fod, Goth. f[=o]tus, L. pes, Gr. poy s, Skr. p[=a]d, Icel. fet step, pace… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To put the best foot foremost — Foot Foot (f[oo^]t), n.; pl. {Feet} (f[=e]t). [OE. fot, foot, pl. fet, feet. AS. f[=o]t, pl. f[=e]t; akin to D. voet, OHG. fuoz, G. fuss, Icel. f[=o]tr, Sw. fot, Dan. fod, Goth. f[=o]tus, L. pes, Gr. poy s, Skr. p[=a]d, Icel. fet step, pace… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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