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