Take your foot out of your mouth

Discussion in 'English Only' started by namlan, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. namlan Senior Member

    Vietnam
    - This is a comment of a reader in a magazine:

    "Justin Timberlake! Apologize all you want. You're still a loser. It's a little too late to take your foot out of your mouth now idiot."

    - What does "take your foot out of your mouth" mean here?

    Thanks a lot!

    NamLan
     
  2. Dimcl Senior Member

    British Columbia, Canada
    Canadian English
    To "put one's foot in one's mouth" means to say something inappropriate, stupid, embarrassing, etc.
     
  3. Trisia

    Trisia mod de viață

    București
    Romanian
    Hi, NamLan.

    It doesn't hurt to do a dictionary search now and then :) put foot in mouth

    It comes from a well-known idiom, put one's foot in one's mouth:
    So the person is saying that Mr. Timberlake did or said something very silly, and it's too late now to try to fix it.
     

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