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 ]

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  • 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 ]

  • Put it on ice

    verb phrase To make victory certain; ensure success: Back-to-back doubles put it on ice in the ninth inning (1918+)



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