put your foot in it

put (one's) foot in it

To say something foolish, tactless, or offensive, usually without meaning to. Oh man, did I ever put my foot in it—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 it when he's had too much to drink.
See also: foot, put

put your foot in it

BRITISH, AMERICAN or

put your foot in your mouth

AMERICAN
COMMON If you put your foot in it, you say something which embarrasses or offends the person you are with, and embarrasses you as a result. I put my foot in it straight away, referring to folk music. Tom sat forward and glared. `It's not folk music, man. It's heritage music.' To the majority of voters, he is a lightweight, forever putting his foot in his mouth.
See also: foot, put

put your foot in it (or put your foot in your mouth)

say or do something tactless or embarrassing; commit a blunder or indiscretion. informal
1992 Deirdre Madden Remembering Light & Stone As the evening went on, and people made a point of not talking to me, I realized that I'd put my foot in it.
See also: foot, put

put your ˈfoot in it

(British English) (also put your foot in your ˈmouth American English, British English ) (informal) say or do something that upsets, offends or embarrasses somebody without intending to: He really put his foot in it when he mentioned the party to her. She hadn’t been invited.
See also: foot, put
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