Meaning of “put words in/into sb's mouth” in the English Dictionary


"put words in/into sb's mouth" in English

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put words in/into sb's mouth

to suggest that someone meant one thing when really they meant another:

Stop putting words in my mouth - I didn't say you looked fat in the red dress - I merely said you looked very slim in the black!

(Definition of “put words in/into sb's mouth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)