put one's back into it
Make a strenuous effort, as in If you put your back into that report, you'll soon be done. This idiom alludes to physical labor involving the strength of one's back. It was first recorded in 1882.
Why Was Z Removed From The Alphabet (And Then Put Back)?Z’s history includes a time when it was so infrequently used that it was removed from the alphabet altogether.
What are the hardest words to translate into English? “Hyggelig” is just one on our listThere’s a running debate among translators about what word is hardest to translate. Obviously, the challenges vary from language to language, with languages that have less in common creating more elusive word to word translations. Let’s acknowledge that determining the hardest word to translate is more of a game than any sort of realistic exercise. That said, here are a few contenders that make the …
- put one in mind of,
- put one into the picture,
- put one off,
- put one off one's stride,
- put one out,
- put one's back up,
- put one's best foot forward,
- put one's cards on the table,
- put one's face on,
- put one's feet up
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