put words in mouth
put words in (to) someone's mouth
Fig. to interpret what someone said so that the words mean what you want and not what the speaker wanted. I didn't say that! You are putting words into my mouth. Stop putting words in my mouth!
put words in somebody's mouthalso put words into the mouth of somebody
to say what you think someone else should say I never suggested that she should move - don't try to put words in my mouth.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form put words into someone's mouth
put words in/into somebody's mouth
to tell someone what you think they mean or want to say I certainly don't think you should resign, stop putting words in my mouth.