stick your oar in

stick your oar in
stick/put/shove/your oar in british informal phrase
to give your opinion about something that other people are discussing without being asked to

We were fine until you stuck your oar in.

Thesaurus: to give your opinionsynonym
Main entry: oar

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stick your oar in — see oar
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Main Entry:stick

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put/stick your ˈoar in idiom
(BrE, informal) to give your opinion, advice, etc. without being asked and when it is probably not wanted
Syn: interfere

I was getting along very nicely until Patrick stuck his oar in.

Main entry:oaridiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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