put words in (one's) mouth(redirected from putting words in one'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!
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!