put one's foot in it

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Definition of put one's foot in it

informal
: 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 it when I asked her about her job. I didn't know she had just been fired.

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“Put one's foot in it.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20one%27s%20foot%20in%20it. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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