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Idioms

put your foot in it

This page is about the idiom put your foot in it

Meaning

If you put your foot in it you say or do the wrong thing and usually make matters worse.

For example

  • I really put my foot in it when I asked her how her husband was. I forgot that he died last year.

  • Every time she opens her mouth she puts her foot in it.

Note:
This idiom is sometimes expressed as "put one's foot in one's mouth".

Quick Quiz

I really put my foot in it. I felt

a. so happy

b. terrible

c. it was right

Idiom of the Day

Contributor: Josef Essberger