put words into (one's) mouth

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put words into (one's) mouth

To falsely attribute a statement or belief to someone. 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
References in classic literature ?
Sir," said Captain Smollett, "with no intention to take offence, I deny your right to put words into my mouth.
Don't put words into my mouth that I don't mean,' said Jeremiah, sticking to his figurative expression with tenacious and impenetrable obstinacy: 'I mean dropped down upon me.
But I don't think he can put words into my mouth because it is not fair.
Don't sit there and try to put words into my mouth.
Don't sit there and try to put words into my mouth, I will not have it," added Miss Psaila who, like Lynette, had been a prostitute in 1988.
Don't put words into my mouth here, for goodness sake," says John, cagily, "but Andy Murray has got enormous talent.