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 ]


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  • 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+)

  • Put-down

    [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+)

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    verb phrase To identify or classify; recognize; peg: When I see a guy with a pull-over sweater under a double-breasted suit, I put him down for an Englishman (1950s+)

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