Idiom of the Week: Put Your Foot in Your Mouth

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.

Pop Quiz:

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.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answers are A & C. Both are examples of saying something you shouldn’t have said.


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