Meaning of put (or stick) one's oar in in English:

put (or stick) one's oar in


informal British
  • Give an opinion without being asked.

    ‘she was talking to me just now, before you put your oar in’
    • ‘Until the PC do-gooders stuck their oar in, schools could punish those who needed it.’
    • ‘Excuse me for sticking my oar in, but for me there can be only one winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, which will be announced today.’
    • ‘Worse still, she's been sticking her oar in with a new staff member - giving her her own special take on the personnel and the running of the department.’
    • ‘The minister argued that education should be at the centre of political discussion: ‘Everyone is allowed to put his oar in on how to overcome our economic problems.’
    • ‘It's rare to see a film these days where the studio hasn't come in and stuck their oar in because they are scared the audience will be shocked or leave unhappy because the good guy died.’
    • ‘Every one else is jumping on the health bandwagon, so I might as well stick my oar in.’
    • ‘At this point, the guard, who had been skulking around listening to our conversation, decided to stick his oar in.’
    • ‘Will State and Territory governments now put their oar in?’
    • ‘Since everyone's speculating, I might as well stick my oar in.’
    • ‘But the government sticking their oar in is an entirely different matter.’
    butt into, barge into, pry into, nose into, be nosy about, intrude into, intervene in, get involved in, intercede in, encroach on, impinge on, impose oneself on