twist (one's) words(redirected from twist their words)
twist (one's) words
To alter, distort, or misrepresent the intended meaning of something one has said or written. No, that's not what I meant—stop twisting my words around like that! You can't just twist the author's words to fit the agenda of your essay. The prosecutor kept twisting my words, trying to trap me into some kind of admission of guilt.
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twist someone's words (around)
to restate someone's words inaccurately; to misrepresent what someone has said. Stop twisting my words around! Listen to what I am telling you! You are twisting my words again. That is not what I said!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
- twist words
- wrest (someone or something) out of (someone or something)
- wrench (someone or something) out of (someone or something)
- wrench out of
- take (something) out of context
- turn (something) on its head
- turn something on its head
- stand (something) on its head
- stand something on its head
- stand/turn something on its head