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foot-in-mouth disease

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noun Informal: Facetious.
  1. the habit of making inappropriate, insensitive, or imprudent statements.

Origin of foot-in-mouth disease

1965–70; pun on foot-and-mouth disease, with allusion to foot-in-mouth
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