put words in/into somebody's mouth

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put words in(to) (one's) mouth

To falsely attribute a statement or belief to someone. I never said you were lazy—stop putting words in my mouth! Just because the senator has highlighted potential problems with the legislation does not mean that she opposes it. Please do not put words in her mouth like that.
See also: mouth, put, word
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put words in (to) someone's mouth

Fig. to interpret what someone said so that the words mean what you want and not what the speaker wanted. I didn't say that! You are putting words into my mouth. Stop putting words in my mouth!
See also: mouth, put, word
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

put ˈwords in/into somebody’s mouth

say or suggest that somebody has said something, when they have not: You’re putting words in my mouth. I didn’t say the whole house was dirty, I just said the living room needed a clean.
See also: mouth, put, word
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