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    #1

    right words at the wrong time/ OOPS

    Is there a word or sentence that describes this kind of embarrassing mistake made unintentionally in conversations?
    - So, how´s your gorgeous sister?
    - She died two months ago.

    - God, look at that sexy woman coming in!
    - That´s my wife.

    - (Old man) You´ve changed a lot!
    - (young man) I´m old.


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    Re: right words at the wrong time/ OOPS

    They are "faux pas".


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    #3

    Re: right words at the wrong time/ OOPS

    what about " put your foot on it" ?

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    Re: right words at the wrong time/ OOPS

    It's "put your foot IN it" or "put your foot in your mouth." It means to make a verbal faux pas.

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