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 […]
- Put daylight between
verb phrase To separate things, esp to separate oneself from someone or something disadvantageous: The President is trying hard to put daylight between himself and the National Rifle Association (1970s+)
[poo t-doun] /ˈpʊtˌdaʊn/ noun 1. a landing of an aircraft. 2. Informal. n. “insult, snub,” 1962, from verbal phrase put down “to snub,” attested from c.1400; see put (v.) + down (adv.). noun Something disparaging, humiliating, or deflating; a reducing insult; knock: since it is such a neat put-down of the arrogant administrator (late 1950s+)