To get into action; stop loafing and wasting time; GET one’s ASS IN GEAR: Make up your bed, and put a verb in it; we don’t have all day! (1990s+)
- Put back
verb (transitive, adverb) 1. to return to its former place 2. to move to a later time or date: the wedding was put back a fortnight 3. to delay or impede the progress of: the strike put back production severely
- Put back the clock
see: set back , def. 3.
- Put behind one
Try to forget, make an effort not to be bothered by, as in He had to put that failed negotiation behind him and make a fresh start. [ Mid-1800s ]
noun 1. Also called block. a platform from which an auctioneer sells: the old courthouse where slaves were sold from the auction block. Idioms 2. put on the auction block, to offer for sale at auction; offer to sell to the highest bidder. Also, put on the block. [blok] /blɒk/ noun 1. a solid mass […]