put one's foot in one's mouth
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Attested from 1887; from earlier put one's foot in it.
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- (idiomatic) To misspeak, to say something embarrassing or wrong, or to make a mistake in public, or a social blunder, that is embarrassing or offensive. Nowadays usually put your foot in your mouth.
- I really put my foot in my mouth during the interview.
say or do something embarrassing or wrong