put words in/into sb's mouth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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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 ​lookedfat in the ​reddress - 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)
Translations of “put words in/into sb's mouth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 曲解(某人)的话,故意歪曲(某人)的话…
in Chinese (Traditional) 曲解(某人)的話,故意歪曲(某人)的話…
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