put one's foot in it

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put one's foot in it

  1. (figuratively, idiomatic) To make a mistake in public, or a social blunder, that is embarrassing or offensive.
    • 1968, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, 00:20:20:
      "It's time I was getting dressed for a party." — "Whose party?" — "Mary's. (awkward silence). Oh, I guess I put my foot in it. I just took it for granted you'd be there."— "She didn't ask me." — "I could just bite my tongue".

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