- put wise,
- put words in someone's mouth,
- put your foot in your mouth,
- put-up job,
Origin of put-on
Examples from the Web for put-on
Her voice, in essence, sounds like a put-on version of a particularly technical rapper from the American South.Stop Being So Surprised By the Rise of Iggy Azalea|Kevin Fallon|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The first thing to know about King's personality is that it isn't a put-on for Fox News.
This was evidently no put-on apology for the occasion, and Wyndham, as he spoke, looked as penitent as his words.The Willoughby Captains|Talbot Baines Reed
And since her niece had come to live with her, this put-on sternness had increased.The Carved Lions|Mrs. Molesworth
"She's only china, and her hair's a put-on wig," said Agatha, with tears in her eyes.A Christmas Posy|Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
"ruse, deception," 1937, from earlier adjectival meaning "assumed, feigned" (1620s), a figurative extension of the notion of putting on costumes or disguises; from put (v.) + on (adv.). The expression put (someone) on "play a trick on" seems to be a back-formation from the noun.