speak out of turn

speak out of turn
speak/talk out of turn slightly formal to say something that you should not have said or that you did not have the authority to say.

I'm sorry if I spoke out of turn, but somebody had to tell him the facts.


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  • speak out of turn — {v. phr.} To say something tactless; commit an indiscretion. * /You spoke out of turn in criticizing Aunt Hermione s old furniture; she considers herself quite a connoisseur on the subject./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • speak out of turn — {v. phr.} To say something tactless; commit an indiscretion. * /You spoke out of turn in criticizing Aunt Hermione s old furniture; she considers herself quite a connoisseur on the subject./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • speak out of turn — speak/talk/out of turn phrase to say something that you should not say because you have no right to say it or because it upsets someone I hope I’m not speaking out of turn, but I preferred the original version. Thesaurus: to make a mistake, or to …   Useful english dictionary

  • speak out of turn —    If someone speaks out of turn, either they intervene at the wrong moment or they say something tactless or inappropriate.     At the first meeting I was afraid of speaking out of turn …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • speak out of turn — to say something that you should not have said. I m sorry if I spoke out of turn, but somebody had to tell him the facts. Usage notes: sometimes used to describe something you did not have the authority to say: The company president said there… …   New idioms dictionary

  • speak\ out\ of\ turn — v. phr. To say something tactless; commit an indiscretion. You spoke out of turn in criticizing Aunt Hermione s old furniture; she considers herself quite a connoisseur on the subject …   Словарь американских идиом

  • talk out of turn — See: SPEAK OUT OF TURN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • talk out of turn — See: SPEAK OUT OF TURN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • talk\ out\ of\ turn — See: speak out of turn …   Словарь американских идиом

  • out of turn — adverb 1. : not in turn : not in due order of succession play out of turn 2. : imprudently, unadvisedly, or at a wrong time or place throwing their weight around … and talking out of turn Joseph Mitchell might be condemned for heresy if he spoke… …   Useful english dictionary

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