Meaning: To say something you wish you wouldn’t have said. Also expressed as “stick your foot in your mouth.”
I really put my foot in my mouth at the meeting yesterday. I was so embarrassed.
If you’re a celebrity you’ve got to be careful about putting your foot in your mouth.
The politician apologized for his comments, admitting he had put his foot in his mouth.
Which of the following is an example of someone putting their foot in their mouth?
A. Complaining about a coworker when he’s standing right behind you.
B. Missing your flight.
C. Introducing someone to someone else and forgetting their names.
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University Settlement, Adult Literacy Program
175 Eldridge St. (between Rivington and Delancey), New York, NY 10002
Free English Classes 2017 – 2018
Important Information about English Classes:
- Registration will start on May 1st, 2017 and continue into September.
- Open for Registration: Monday through Friday, 9:30AM – 4:00PM
- Classes will start in September 2017 and will end in June 2018. Classes are about 9-10 months long.
- Attendance is mandatory. Students with poor attendance cannot continue to take classes at the program.
- Classes begin on time. If you are consistently late, you will receive a warning letter of dismissal from the program.
- Classes are first-come, first-serve. There will be a waiting list when all classes are full.
- Classes are free and the program will provide textbooks.
- Classes are not bilingual (English only) and students are encouraged to speak English only.
- There are many different levels (Beginner and Intermediate Levels.)
- For registration, students need to fill out an application form, goals form, and take a short test on speaking.
- Students do not need to bring any personal documents.
This is the tentative 2017-2018 schedule:
- Daytime classes: Mondays to Thursdays and some Fridays, 9AM – 11AM OR 11AM – 1PM
- OR Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9AM-11:00AM OR 11AM – 1PM
- (Daytime students have to come in on some Fridays for program workshops and tests)
- Evening Classes: Tuesdays to Thursdays, from 6:30PM – 9PM
- Weekend Classes: Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30AM – 12:30PM
By subway: B D trains to Grand St., or F J M Z trains to Delancey St./Essex St.
Here’s a fun video explaining how American English and British English parted ways:
Here’s a video for you from Class E3, taught by April Gopie, summarizing last school year. Enjoy!: