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Put Your Foot In Your Mouth ( say something embarrassing ... )

"Put Your Foot In Your Mouth"



You "put your foot in your mouth" when you say something that makes a person feel embarrassed.

Example: "Last night I was telling a joke, and I really put my foot in my mouth. I had no idea I was talking about Rob's wife."



You can imagine how embarrassed you would feel and how funny you would look if you actually "put your foot in your mouth."

Example: "I am so embarrassed. Are you sure he could hear me when I was talking in the next room?" Reply: "Yes. You really put your foot in your mouth."



Note: The word "foot" is always singular when you say "foot in your mouth".

Example: "Let's all be very careful what we say at the meeting tomorrow. I don't want anyone putting their foot in their mouth."



When you say something which makes someone feel embarrassed or causes an embarrassing situation, you have "put your foot in your mouth."





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