put words in someone's mouth

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
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put words in someone's mouth

Tell what someone should say, as in Give Janey a chance to answer my question; don't put words in her mouth. This graphic term appeared in the Bible (II Samuel 14:3): "So Joab put words in her mouth." Also see take the words out of one's mouth.
See also: mouth, put, word
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put words in (or into) someone's mouth

1 falsely report what someone has said. 2 prompt or encourage someone to say something.
See also: mouth, put, word
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