10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PUT ONE'S FOOT IN IT»
Discover the use of put one's foot in it
in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to put one's foot in it
and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
A Collection of Confusible Phrases
... one's foot down 2: Jerome jerked the steering wheel hard while putting his foot
to the floor. put one's foot in it put one's foot on it put one 's foot in it (coll) do or
say smth. stupid, especially unintentionally: Just when Nan needed to be
Early American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases
F256 To put one's Foot in it 1790 Maclay/ouraa/ 235: No man ever had a more
complete knack of putting his foot in a business than this same Elsworth. 1817 in
Buckingham Specimens 2.97: One-who- puts-his-foot-in-it. Barbour 69(6); TW ...
Bartlett Jere Whiting, 1977
English/German Dictionary of Idioms: Supplement to the ...
Schwelle kommen to put one's foot in it (with s.th.) angerichtet: j. hat (da) (ja)/(
vielleicht) was/(etwas) Schö. nes/Nettes/Herrliches/(...) angerichtet • benehmen:
sich daneben benehmen • Brennesseln: sich (mit etw.) (bei jm.) (ganz) (schön) in
Professor Hans Schemann, 2013
English-Albanian Dictionary of Idioms
The children wanted to stay up late, but I put my foot down and insisted on their
going to bed at the usual time. put one's foot in it lajthit, bej nje gabim (gafe,
budallallek, procke) □ '.../ beg your pardon, Lady Julia, ' cried the inopportune
Advanced Learner's Dictionary
... feet occur frequently in informal spoken English in expressions like My foot!,
get a foot in the door, put one's best foot forward, put one's foot down, sweep
someone off his feet, stand on one's own two feel, get cold feet, and put one's foot
Chambers Pocket Dictionary
put one's foot in it (coll) to say or do something embarrassingly silly or tactless. —
set foot in or on to arrive in or on. — under foot beneath one's feet. — under one's
feet in one's way; hindering one. footage n 1 measurement or payment by the ...
Elaine Higgleton, Howard Sargeant, Anne Seaton, 1992
The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition
[Late 1800s] put one's foot in it Make a blunder, as in Ididn't know it was a
surprise party; Iguess Iput myfoot in it. This expression presumably alludes to
setting one's foot down in mud or excrement. [Late 1700s] Also see foot in one's
mouth. put ...
Chambers Universal Learners' Dictionary
... about something : He wanted to go to Spain, but I put my foot down and
refused to let him go. put one's 'foot in it (in/) to say or do something stupid : /
really put my foot in it when I asked about his wife - she has just run away with his
The Modern Anglo-Bengali Dictionary: In
To take up a firm position ; To put one's foot on anothers neck — To trample upon
him ; Iff fere ^51 i To put one's foot in it— To blunder ; ^e\ *?M I To put the best
foot foremost onward — To make as good an appearance as possible ; 15^3 f$1
By Word of Mouth: Metaphor, Metonymy, and Linguistic Action ...
Apart from put the mouth on someone (kissing), which we dealt with earlier, we
can fit in expressions like put out feelers (animal perception), put afoot wrong (
walking/dancing), put one's foot in it (walking), put the finger on and put one's foot