Idioms about putty
Origin of putty1
OTHER WORDS FROM puttyun·put·tied, adjective
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Other definitions for putty (2 of 2)
How to use putty in a sentence
David wants to win the family over, and everybody, except Anna, is putty in his hands.Dan Stevens Blows Up ‘Downton’: From Chubby-Cheeked Aristo to Lean, Mean American Psycho|Tim Teeman|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When asked whether he was sexy she replies, "Everyone is putty around him… Look at him."
Now he can just charge out there and do more of this, and in no time the nation will be putty in our hands!Michael Tomasky on the GOP’s Self-Delusion Syndrome|Michael Tomasky|September 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We must ruthlessly accommodate ourselves to a world that has shown, once again, that it is not putty in our hands.
There was no vivacity in his putty-coloured features, but there were promptitude and decision in every abrupt gesture.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Putty-colored or "acholic" stools occur when bile is deficient, either from obstruction to outflow or from deficient secretion.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
White lime putty is next filled into the groove, being pressed on with a jointing tool, leaving a white joint ⅛ to in.
Gauged work has very thin joints, as shown at H, formed by dipping the side of the brick in white lime putty.
Gauged brickwork is set in lime putty instead of common mortar; the finished joints should not be more than 1/32 in.
British Dictionary definitions for putty
- a colour varying from a greyish-yellow to a greyish-brown or brownish-grey
- (as adjective)putty-coloured