- (of a statement) inappropriate, insensitive, or imprudent.
Origin of foot-in-mouth
First recorded in 1965–70; from idiomatic phrase put one's foot in one's mouth
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Examples from the Web for foot-in-mouth
In the early months of the administration, a Washington Post editorial accused Joe Biden of having “foot-in-mouth disease.”Can Jay Carney Deliver for Obama?
January 27, 2011