put words in/into someone's mouth


put words in/into someone's mouth
put words in/into someone's mouth — see word, 1
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Main Entry:mouth
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put words in/into someone's mouth
: to suggest that someone said or meant something that he or she did not say or mean

Don't put words in my mouth. I wasn't defending his actions, despite what you may think.

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Main Entry:word

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • put words into (someone's) mouth — put words in/into (someone s) mouth to tell someone what you think they mean or want to say. I certainly don t think you should resign, stop putting words in my mouth …   New idioms dictionary

  • put words into someone's mouth — To attribute or supply to someone words that he or she did not, or does not intend to, use • • • Main Entry: ↑word * * * put words into someone’s mouth phrase to claim that someone has said a particular thing, although they have not said it, or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • put words into someone's mouth — ► put words into someone s mouth 1) inaccurately report what someone has said. 2) prompt someone to say something inadvertently. Main Entry: ↑word …   English terms dictionary

  • put words into someone's mouth — to claim that someone has said a particular thing, although they have not said it, or they did not mean what you say they meant He accused the interviewer of putting words into his mouth …   English dictionary

  • put words into someone's mouth — 1》 inaccurately report what someone has said. 2》 prompt someone to say something inadvertently. → word …   English new terms dictionary

  • put words in (someone's) mouth — put words in/into (someone s) mouth to tell someone what you think they mean or want to say. I certainly don t think you should resign, stop putting words in my mouth …   New idioms dictionary

  • put words in someone's mouth — put words in (someone s) mouth to say what you think someone else should say. I never suggested that she should move don t try to put words in my mouth. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form put words into someone s mouth …   New idioms dictionary

  • put words in mouth — put words in (someone s) mouth to say what you think someone else should say. I never suggested that she should move don t try to put words in my mouth. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form put words into someone s mouth …   New idioms dictionary

  • put words into his mouth — spoke in his place, mistakenly represented someone else s opinion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • put words into one's mouth — attributing comments to someone that he did not make …   English contemporary dictionary


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