What is the origin of the idiom put your money where your mouth is?
when people play poker and they bluff or something like that, if the other person thinks they are bluffing, they say "put your money where your mouth is" which they meant that they wanted you to put in a alot of money to prove he wasnt bluffing.
This idiom originates from the late 1700s. People would raise their money to their mouth to demonstrate that they were unsure if something they said or are about to say was/or will be true. By raising their money to their mouth, people felt it would obscure their voice meaning they could backtrack on what they said and claim they said something else if their prediction didn't come to fruition. The idiom is commonly used by…
Think about this and you can figure it out. If you're talking and bragging, you're using your mouth, right? So the person is telling you to put up or shut up. He wants you to either do something or quit bragging. If you put your money down instead of just bragging about what you're going to do, that's what it means.
during class i got assigned "call you to the carpet" as an idiom. my teachers idiom book says it s origin is that in a royal kingdom they didn't put carpet in the servants' rooms because it was too expensive, so when they called them to discus something they were calling them to the carpet because the royalty had carpeted floors
This seems to be a variation of the idiom "to put one's foot in one's mouth". If you put your foot in your mouth, it means you have said something awkward or embarrassing. If someone says "open your mouth, it's time to switch feet" they probably are referring to the fact that you had already said one embarrassing or awkward thing and have just done it again(or are about to do it again).
Although I am not certain of the origin, I have most often heard and read it referring to diversification in the stock market. Just as when you have all your eggs in one basket and you drop the basket you lose all you eggs, if you put all your money into one stock and the stock crashes, you can lose most or all of your investment.
The full idiom is "to put your foot in your mouth." It means that you have accidentally said something really embarrassing. An example would be if you told a friend "Those children are really behaving badly -- their parents must not discipline them at all" and then you found out that the kids were your friend's children! That would be "putting your foot in your mouth" or "putting your foot in it."
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…
put your money where your mouth is You took the words right out of my mouth. out of the mouths of babes open mouth, insert foot to bad mouth someone a babber mouth, a big mouth a potty mouth metal mouth (used for someone with braces on his or her teeth) motor mouth (used for a person who doesn't stop talking) to run off at the mouth (usually indicates lots of angry words to get…
Hand To Mouth by George Michael. My Stupid Mouth by John Meyer. Keep Your Mouth Shut And Your Eyes Open by Koko Taylor. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is by Luther Allison. Hush Your Mouth by Bo Diddley. Cotton Mouth River By Jim Croce. Sorry I misread the question. None of these songs start with the word mouth.