foot-in-mouth

[ foo t-n-mouth ]
/ ˈfʊt nˈmaʊθ /

adjective

(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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