I spoke out of turn

I spoke out of turn

An acknowledgment that one has said something erroneous, foolish, or impudent at an inappropriate time, or that one has spoken without the authority to do so. Often used as an apology. I guess I spoke out of turn in the meeting because I got a dirty look from the chairman of the board. I spoke out of turn in class, and Mrs. Simon gave me detention.
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I spoke out of turn.

Fig. I said the wrong thing.; I should not have said what I did. (An apology.) Bill: You said I was the one who did it. Mary: I'm sorry. I spoke out of turn. I was mistaken. Bill: I seem to have said the wrong thing. Bob: You certainly did. Bill: I spoke out of turn, and I'm sorry.
See also: of, out, spoke, turn