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put your foot in your mouth

put your foot in your mouth

Date: Nov 06 2008

Themes: Pop Culture

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“I’m a very honest person. Sometimes I put my foot in my mouth, but at the same time, it’s truthful and honest.”

- Pop star Pink talking about how she’d rather tell the truth than be fake.

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

say something embarrassing, make a faux-pas

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

You’d have to be pretty flexible to be able to literally stick your own foot in your mouth. But you can just skip the stretching and say something embarrassing.
Pink is known for being outspoken and saying what she thinks. Sometimes being honest leads her to make a comment that’s embarrassing, offensive, or wrong. In other words, she often puts her foot in her mouth. But she thinks it’s better to put your foot in your mouth sometimes than to lie or be fake.
In addition to putting your foot in your mouth, you can also step in it. Stepping in it also means saying something embarrassing or making a faux-pas. What did you step in? Something you really wish you hadn’t…

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“I totally put my foot in my mouth when I asked Jessica when she was going to have her baby. She wasn’t pregnant, she’d just gained weight!”

“Tiffany didn’t realize that her boss was standing right behind her while she was complaining about him to a friend. She really put her foot in her mouth!”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

VOLTS to say something that one will regret, to make an error.
by VOLTSSuper Member!
To be honest and straightforward in front of sb and mess it up and cause some troubles
by evanescence817
majid_jjs To make an embarrassing or tactless blunder when speaking: “Rob tries to say nice things, but he always ends up putting his foot in his mouth.”
by majid_jjs
I said something embarrassing/ offensive
by Enrique Muñoz
zlnova i think it mesns---Says the wrong thing
by zlnova
lolpatsy say something embarrassing
by lolpatsy
I think to say something embarrassing!
by shahrayar88
Pavlionka to say something embarassing
by Pavlionka
MariNa when you "put your foot in your mouth" you say something stupid or embarrassing
by MariNa
Sezai If you put your foot in your mouth, you say something stupid, tactless or embarrassing.
by Sezai

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sahakne4r

Afghanistan

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06:38 AM Nov 28 2015 |

zeinabou

zeinabou

Egypt

We use a similar slang but in a diffrent situation{if somebody accused you of doing something wrong and you approved that you are innocent then you can put your shoe in his mouth} 

07:01 PM Apr 01 2009 |

cheercherry

China

It is okay to put your foot in your mouth when you talk witn your close friends.

01:42 AM Mar 27 2009 |

nour_2

nour_2

Syrian Arab Republic

oh god…............i hope it doesn't happenUndecided

it's really hard feeling when one puts his foot in his mouth…............

10:39 PM Mar 06 2009 |

Pampie

Pampie

Malaysia

to say openly about the truth that can make oneself embrass

11:21 PM Nov 27 2008 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

By my agreement,put your foot in your mouth is mean being impulsive,to speak what it’s thinking,it is like “to change the feet for the hands”,here in Brazil ;)

10:49 AM Nov 10 2008 |

kaira_harry

Yemen

06:12 PM Nov 06 2008 |

BereNice

BereNice

Mexico

i think is when you are so real and you say someting very honest about other person

06:04 PM Nov 06 2008 |

creeper

creeper

China

to do something embarrassing,not on right occasions.

04:35 PM Nov 06 2008 |

long.c.young

China

say something derectly without think so much and which make the other people feel not so good

12:32 PM Nov 06 2008 |

sweet&honey

Egypt

put your foot in your mouth like when you want the earth to swallow you…i think thought.

11:50 AM Nov 06 2008 |

rghaffari

rghaffari

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

in fact im so felexible too.i can do it too!

09:19 AM Nov 06 2008 |

guobingyou

guobingyou

China

to say something embarrassing

08:15 AM Nov 06 2008 |

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