put one's foot in one's mouth

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To misspeak; to say something embarrassing or wrong.

Etymology:

  • Attested from 1887; from earlier put one's foot in it.
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I really put my foot in my mouth during the interview.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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положить ногу в рот

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    Karen
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    Veena
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