put (one's) foot in (one's) mouth

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put (one's) foot in (one's) mouth

To say something foolish, tactless, or offensive, usually without meaning to. Oh man, did I ever put my foot in my mouth—I just told Sarah's sister congratulations on being pregnant, when she had really just put on a few pounds recently. He just tends to put his foot in his mouth when he's had too much to drink.
See also: foot, mouth, put

put one's foot in one's mouth

 and put one's foot in it; stick one's foot in one's mouth
Fig. to say something that you regret; to say something stupid, insulting, or hurtful. When I told Ann that her hair was more beautiful than I had ever seen it, I really put my foot in my mouth. It was a wig. I put my foot in it by telling John's secret; he found out.
See also: foot, mouth, put

put (one's) foot in (one's) mouth

To make a tactless remark.
See also: foot, mouth, put