Wayne Magnuson: English Idioms


Idioms: put her there -- put my finger on it

put her there let us shake hands, I want to shake hands with you After the argument he apologized and said, "Put 'er there."
put him in his place tell him he is wrong - that he is out of line Dwaine has insulted all of us. I hope Dad puts him in his place.
put in a good word for tell the employer that you are a good applicant If you apply for a job with us, I'll put in a good word for you.
put in a hard day work hard all day, a hard day You've put in a hard day, Fran. Let's have supper at a cafe.
put in a plug for advertise free, promote free When you speak on TV, please put in a plug for my book.
put in time be there a lot, hang out, spend time Raj puts in a lot of time at the piano. He practises a lot.
put it say it, express it She said, "He's my favorite cowboy." That's how she put it.
put it on the bill charge a purchase, charge it, run a tab When I buy something at the grocery store, I put it on the bill.
put me on (See putting me on)
put my finger on it (See can't put my finger on it)
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