Put a cap on STH
- We need to put a cap on spending in every department.
- to put a limit on STH
Put a damper on SO
- The things happened last night put a dumper on Erika.
- to have a dulling or numbing influence on something
- dulling: not interesting, numbing:unable to think, feel…
put a hold on STH
- The bank put a hold on my credit card until I paid my bill.
- to place a restriction on STH so that it is reserved, delayed, or inactivated
put a lid on it!/put a sock in it!
stop talking & shut up (less offensive way to say shut up)
put a spin on STH
- The mayor tried to put a positive spin on the damaging polls.
- to twist a report or story to one's advantage
put a stop to STH
bring STH to an end
put an end to STH
Please put an end to this conversation
put a strain on SO/STH
- All this bad economic news puts a strain on everyone's nerves.
- to burden or overload on SO/STH
put all one's eggs in one basket
- Don't invest all your money in one company. Never put all your eggs in one basket.
- to make everything dependent on only one thing
put an animal down
- We put down our old dog last year.
- to euthanize
put an animal out
- Did you put the cat out? Yes, I put out the cat.
- to take one's pet out for pee, walk..
ask SO to give their hand for shake hands
put hair on SO's chest
- Drink milk, it can put hair on your chest
- make you powerful, stronger, healty (phisically)
put ideas into SO's head
- Bill keeps getting into trouble. Please don't put ideas into his head.
- to suggest something-usually something bad-to someone
put in a good word for SO
- I'm applying for a job in your office. Could you put in a good word for me with your boss?
- to try to help someone achieve something by saying good things about them to someone with influence
put in a hard days at work
- I put in a hard day at work at the office, and now I want to be left alone to rest.
- to work very hard at one's job.
put off by SO/STH
- repel;if STH repels you, you dislike it and want to avoid it.
- The positive electrical charges repel eachother. (magnet)
put on a front
- He hasn't shown any signs of grief over his father's death, but I'm sure he's just putting on a front.
- to pretend to be strong and not scared while you're actually not