put one's foot in it

Definition of put one's foot in it

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 it 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 (something, such 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 (such as a stock) or commodity (such 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 (see 1vertebrate) leg upon which an individual stands

    :  an invertebrate organ of locomotion or attachment

    :  a ventral (see 1ventral 1b) muscular surface or process of a mollusk

  1. :  dance

    :  to go on foot

    :  to make speed :  move


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