buy time Meaning: do something in order to be allowed more time. Example: Freelance working buys time for her to look around for a new full-time job.
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put your foot in it
Meaning: say something (by mistake) that upsets, humiliates, or embarrasses someone
Example: Carla put her foot right in it when she congratulated her neighbour on being pregnant. It turns out she's not expecting but had just put on weight. Read on
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