What does 'Out of both sides of your mouth' mean?
If you talk or speak out of both sides of your mouth, you say different and contradictory things to different people, so that people are left unsure or confused.
Contributor: Richard Flynn
Country: International English | Subject Area: Body and bodily functions | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
- Down in the mouth
- Bad mouth
- Run your mouth off
- Put your foot in your mouth
- By word of mouth
- Foot in mouth
- Put your money where your mouth is
- Heart in your mouth
- Hand to mouth
- Word of mouth
- Bad taste in your mouth
- Born with a silver spoon in your mouth
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