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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!
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put words in somebody's mouth

also 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
See also: mouth, put, word

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.
See also: mouth, put, word