Idiom of the Week – “Foot in Mouth”

A couple of years ago, I was in an elevator going from the third floor to the ground floor.  A young woman stepped onto the elevator and the doors closed.

I looked over at the woman, and just to make friendly conversation, I asked her, “When is your baby going to be born?”

Her answer?  “I’m not pregnant.”

This is a perfect example of a time that I put my foot in my mouth.  No, of course I didn’t literally stick my foot and toes into my mouth (I’m not nearly that flexible).  It simply means that I said something that shouldn’t have been said —  I made a mistake!

When was the last time YOU put your foot in your mouth?

Taking TOEFL tests in Miami will help you learn these idioms and more!

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