Also, put in one’s way.
Obstruct or impede, as in The police put a traffic barrier in the way of northbound motorists, or I don’t want to put anything in the way of your advancement. [ c. 1500 ]
See in one’s way , def. 2.
- Put into practice
Also, put in practice. Carry out in action, as in It’s time we put these new ideas into practice. Shakespeare used this idiom in Two Gentlemen of Verona (3:2): “Thy advice, this night, I’ll put in practice.” [ Mid-1500s ]
- Put into words
Express verbally, as in I find it hard to put my feelings into words. [ Late 1800s ]
- Put it in your ear
verb phrase To insert something figuratively into one’s ear as a means of contemptuous disposal; stick it •Mild euphemistic forms of stick it up your ass, used for reduced effect and among friends: It was easy to say things like ”take it in the ear” to them. They didn’t get it (1940s+)
- Put it mildly
Understate, say without exaggeration, as in It’s a fairly long way to walk, to put it mildly—twenty miles or so. [ First half of 1900s ]