foot-in-mouth

[foo t-n-mouth]
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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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Contemporary Examples of foot-in-mouth

  • In the early months of the administration, a Washington Post editorial accused Joe Biden of having “foot-in-mouth disease.”

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    Can Jay Carney Deliver for Obama?

    Howard Kurtz

    January 27, 2011