foot-in-mouth dis-ease

foot-in-mouth disease

noun Informal: Facetious.
the habit of making inappropriate, insensitive, or imprudent statements.

Origin:
1965–70; pun on foot-and-mouth disease, with allusion to foot-in-mouth

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foot-in-mouth disease definition


  1. n.
    the tendency to say the wrong thing at the wrong time. : Well, Ralph has foot-in-mouth disease again.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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