to put (one’s) foot in it

Leather shoes

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to put (one’s) foot in it (to say or do the wrong thing)

Eg 1:

A: I really put my foot in it when I asked Zoe how her husband was. I forgot they had got divorced.

B: Yes, you did. It was really embarrassing.

Eg 2:

A: Greg put his foot in it again this year.

B: Why? What did he do?

A: He forgot our wedding anniversary again!


Tell us about a time when you put your foot in it. What happened?