Definition: to say something awkward or inappropriate

Examples:

  • I saw my boss on the street yesterday. He was with a woman. I said I loved his wife’s dress, but she wasn’t his wife. She was his girlfriend. I definitely put my foot in my mouth that time.
  • I thought the customer was about 65 years old. I told him he didn’t look a day over 50. He frowned and told me he was 45. My god, I think we are going to lose the account, just because I put my foot in my mouth.

About Matt Krause

Matt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, Bucharest, and Sofia for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank, and Reckitt Benckiser. He also walked across Turkey and wrote a book about it.