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synonyms for put foot in mouth

  • stumble
  • blunder
  • flub
  • fluff
  • goof
  • miscalculate
  • misjudge
  • mistake
  • muff
  • trip
  • drop the ball
  • go wrong
  • make a mistake
  • slip up

antonyms for put foot in mouth

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  • correct
  • fix
  • understand
  • perfect
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How to use put foot in mouth in a sentence

He was voluble in his declarations that they would “put the screws” to Ollie on the charge of perjury.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
The bride elect rushes up to him, and so they both step down to the foot-lights.
PHYSIOLOGY OF THE OPERAJOHN H. SWABY (AKA "SCRICI")
Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
This is the place where the Muscovite criminals are banished to, if they are not put to death.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
Let them open their minds to us, let them put upon permanent record the significance of all their intrigues and manœuvres.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
Aristide washed and powdered Jean himself, the landlord lounging by, pipe in mouth, administering suggestions.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Before the spinet a bench was placed about four feet below the keys, and I was put upon the bench.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
The mother's lips could not finish the charge she was about to put upon her innocent child.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Sol got up, slowly; took a backward step into the yard; filled his lungs, opened his mouth, made his eyes round.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
I find myself chained to the foot of a woman, my noble Cornelia would despise!
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PUT FOOT IN MOUTH

  • blunder
  • drop the ball
  • flub
  • fluff
  • go wrong
  • goof
  • make a mistake
  • miscalculate
  • misjudge
  • mistake
  • muff
  • put foot in mouth
  • slip up
  • stumble
  • trip
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.