put your foot in it Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “put your foot in it” in the English Dictionary

"put your foot in it" in British English

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put your foot in it

UK (US put your foot in your mouth) to say something by ​accident that ​embarrasses or ​upsets someone: I really put my foot in my ​mouth – I ​asked her if Jane was her ​mother, but she said Jane is her ​sister.
(Definition of put your foot in it from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “put your foot in it”
in Chinese (Simplified) 失言而令人尴尬(或不快)…
in Turkish pot kırmak, çam devirmek…
in Russian дать маху, попасть впросак…
in Chinese (Traditional) 失言而令人尷尬(或不快)…
in Polish zbłaźnić się…
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