put words into (one's) mouth

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put words into (one's) mouth

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

put words into someone's mouth

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put words in someone's mouth

1. If someone puts words into your mouth or in your mouth, they claim that you said something that you did not actually say. She claimed that she had never made that statement and that the interviewer had put words into her mouth.
2. If someone puts words into your mouth or in your mouth, they tell you what they think your opinion is instead of listening to what you say. No, I don't think you're lazy. Hold it, you're putting words into my mouth — I never once said you were lazy!
See also: mouth, put, word
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However, it would be wrong of me to try to put words into his mouth.
Former skipper refuses to join bandwagon of Chappell bashers and asks Ganguly not to put words into his mouth
Without wishing to put words into his mouth, we suspect his problem is more with the way Newcastle are presented in the media than with the fans themselves.
He agreed that Mr Page had been a respected police officer who had never pressured him into saying something that was not true and had not put words into his mouth.
"It was a necessary courtesy, but I don't want to put words into his mouth."
I do not want to put words into his mouth, but 'overpaid' springs to mind.
The fugitive said the Greek journalist had put words into his mouth and criticised some Turkish Cypriot newspapers for taking what the paper said as granted, threatening legal action against them.
When confronted with a detailed statement made to his insurance company after the accident, he said the insurers had put words into his mouth.
Andertonadded: "The reasonsfor him not coming last time are Sir Bobby Robson's and I am not going to put words into his mouth.
Can you put words into his mouth and win yourself a tenner?Or maybe you think you know what was on the bull's mind at the time?
On the contrary,Max claims, the police put words into his mouth and forced him to sign a bogus confession.
Uncle Mike Bourke said: "He was warned people might try and tape his conversations or put words into his mouth.
Trying to distance himself from his past anti- Sonia statements, he claimed the SP had put words into his mouth. But former SP leader Azam Khan, who had rebelled against the party before the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, said whatever Amar Singh had said against Sonia were his own words.
"Too many people are trying to put words into his mouth at the moment and we feel it is better to let the matter take its natural course."
There was no way I could put words into his mouth and there is no suggestion these words came from anyone but Mr Harrington."