Definition of put one's foot in it (or put one's foot in one's mouth) in English:

put one's foot in it (or put one's foot in one's mouth)

phrase

informal
  • Say or do something tactless or embarrassing.

    • ‘These terms might not exactly trip off the tongue, but they could stop you putting your foot in it.’
    • ‘I know I for one love comments but am always reticent to say too much on other folks' blogs for fear of putting my foot in my mouth.’
    • ‘He was constantly in fear of putting his foot in his mouth, of exposing his lack of learning.’
    • ‘Although I did, for the most part, manage to avoid putting my foot in my mouth over the weekend I am guilty of committing one little faux pas.’
    • ‘And even while he's praising things, the author seems to be putting his foot in his mouth.’
    • ‘Speaking of sports ministers, it seems they all have a knack for putting their foot in it.’
    • ‘We had one conversation about putting your foot in it.’
    • ‘But every time you feel you might just have some sympathy for Archer he puts his foot in it again.’
    • ‘One of his many problems is that he constantly puts his foot in it!’
    • ‘It's a pity he didn't do his homework before putting his foot in his mouth with his announcement.’
    make a mistake, be mistaken, err, be in error, misjudge, miscalculate, bungle, trip up, be wrong, get something wrong, be wide of the mark
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