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- (idiomatic, humorous) A tendency to make remarks that are embarrassingly wrong or inappropriate.
- 2000, Marvin Rubinstein, Net-wit.com:
- They attempt to straddle all issues and, consequently, when a slip occurs, the result is foot-in-mouth disease.
- 2004, Craig Jutila, 2-Minute Encouragers for Teachers, page 48:
- Maybe you suffer from foot-in-mouth disease, too, at least occasionally. If so, then I expect you've also learned about the remedy.