put in a good word

Make a supportive remark or favorable recommendation. For example, Please put in a good word for me with the supervisor, or When you see her, put in a good word for the department. The use of good word for a laudatory utterance dates from about 1200.


Nearby words

  1. put forward,
  2. put hair on one's chest,
  3. put heads together,
  4. put ideas into someone's head,
  5. put in,
  6. put in an appearance,
  7. put in mind of,
  8. put in mothballs,
  9. put in one's place,
  10. put in one's two cents

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