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Meaning of "put one's foot in it" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PUT ONE'S FOOT IN IT

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PUT ONE'S FOOT IN IT

put on one´s thinking cap
put on the dog
put on the map
put on the ritz
put on to
put one across
put one in mind of
put one over on
put one´s back into
put one´s best foot forward
put one´s cards on the table
put one´s feet up
put one´s foot down
put one´s hand to the plough
put one´s head in a noose
put one´s house in order
put one´s money where one´s mouth is
put one´s oar in
put one´s shirt on
put one´s shoulder to the wheel

WORDS THAT END LIKE PUT ONE'S FOOT IN IT

as near as damn it
have one´s heart in it
in it
not to put too fine a point on it
nothing in it
put a sock in it
queen it
rub someone´s nose in it
shake on it
sleep on it
step on it
that´s torn it

Synonyms and antonyms of put one's foot in it in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «put one's foot in it» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

把一只脚在里面
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

poner el pie en ella
570 millions of speakers

English

put one´s foot in it
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

इसमें किसी के पैर रखा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وضع قدم واحدة في ذلك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

положить свою ногу в нем
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

colocar o pé nela
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এর মধ্যে একটি পা রাখুন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mettre le pied dedans
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Letakkan kaki di dalamnya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

setzen den Fuß in ihr
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

その中に自分の足を入れて
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

거기에 자신의 발을 넣어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sijine sikil siji ing kono
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đặt một chân của nó trong
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அதில் ஒரு கால் வைக்கவும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

त्यात पाय टाकणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Içine ayağını koy
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mettere il piede in esso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

umieścić własnej stopy w nim
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

покласти свою ногу в ньому
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pune piciorul cuiva în el
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βάλει το πόδι ενός ατόμου σε αυτό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sit ´n mens se voet in dit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sätta sin fot i det
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sette en fot i det
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PUT ONE'S FOOT IN IT»

The term «put one's foot in it» is normally little used and occupies the 124.144 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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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.
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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 handled ...
Yuri Dolgopolov, 2004
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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
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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 die ...
Professor Hans Schemann, 2013
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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 Jack ...
Ilo Stefanllari, 2000
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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 in it.
Turton, 1998
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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
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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 ...
Christine Ammer, 2013
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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 friend!
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The Modern Anglo-Bengali Dictionary: In 6 Volumes
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  ...
Charuchandra Guha, 2007
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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  ...
‎1995

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