Make a supportive remark or favorable recommendation. For example, Please put in a good word for me with the supervisor, or When you see her, put in a good word for the department. The use of good word for a laudatory utterance dates from about 1200.
- Put in mind of
see: put one in mind of
- Put in mothballs
Defer indefinitely or for a very long time, as in We’ve put the plans for a new library in mothballs. This expression alludes to storing woolen clothing or other items with marble-size balls of naphthalene or camphor to prevent them from being damaged by moths. [ 1940s ]
- Put in order
Arrange in proper sequence; see in order , def. 1; also put one’s house in order
- Put into effect
see: in effect , def. 2.