you put your foot in it

put (one's) foot in it

To unintentionally say something foolish, tactless, or offensive. Oh man, did I ever put my foot in it—I just congratulated Sarah's sister on being pregnant. She isn't. He just tends to put his foot in it when he's forced to speak for too long, so try to get him off stage as soon as possible.
See also: foot, put

you put your foot in it

A compliment about the food that someone else has prepared. Primarily heard in US. Wow, this is delicious—you put your foot in it!
See also: foot, put
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