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What is the meaning of the idiom 'put your foot in your mouth'?

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2017-11-30 04:12:25

It means to say something you shouldn't have said - the image is

of you opening your mouth to speak and kicking yourself in the

mouth instead.


To put one's foot in one's mouth means to embarrass oneself by

saying the wrong thing.


As in you say to a 45 year old woman, "Did you dye some of your

hair white?" And then when you know that they actually had natural

white hair you try to fix what you say but you just keep on making

it worse.


To put one's foot in one's mouth means to embarrass oneself by

saying the wrong thing.


To put your foot in your mouth is to say something stupid or

embarrassing.


To make a tactless remark.


Generally, it means you said something you shouldn't have said in a

certain situation.


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