wordy wednesday: put your foot in your mouth

Today’s idiom: put your foot in your mouth

Meaning: to say something you immediately regret saying

Origin: The only thing I could find was that in the 18th century there was a man named Sir Boyle Roche, a member of the Irish Parliament, who made a statement that caused someone else to say, “Every time he opens his mouth, he puts his foot in it.”  Not super exciting, but that’s all I got.

Source: gather.


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