put words in (one's) mouth

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put words in (one's) mouth

To falsely attribute a statement or belief to someone. I never said you were lazy—stop putting words in my mouth!
See also: mouth, put, word

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!
See also: mouth, put, word