put words into someone's mouth


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

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

  • put words in/into someone's mouth — see ↑word, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑mouth 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.… …   Useful english dictionary

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