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put one's foot in one's mouth

Definition of put one's foot in one's mouth

chiefly US informal

  1. :  to say something that causes someone to be embarrassed, upset, or hurt especially when the speaker did not expect that reaction <I really put my foot in my mouth when I asked her about her job. I didn't know she had just been fired.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (as a stock) or commodity (as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

footplay
  1. :  the terminal part of the vertebrate leg upon which an individual stands

    :  an invertebrate organ of locomotion or attachment

    :  a ventral muscular surface or process of a mollusk

  1. :  dance

    :  to go on foot

    :  to make speed :  move

mouthplay
  1. :  the natural opening through which food passes into the body of an animal and which in vertebrates is typically bounded externally by the lips and internally by the pharynx and encloses the tongue, gums, and teeth

    :  grimace

    :  an individual requiring food

  1. :  speak, pronounce

    :  to utter bombastically :  declaim

    :  to repeat without comprehension or sincerity


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