put words into (one's) mouth(redirected from put words into their mouth)
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!
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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!