Also, put one’s money on. Bet on; also, consider likely or nearly certain, expect. For example, Jean put her money on Contender but the horse came in last, or I’m sure the President will speak to the crowd; I’d put money on it. This idiom was first recorded in 1931.
- Putnam-dana syndrome
Putnam-Dana syndrome Put·nam-Da·na syndrome (pŭt’nəm-dā’nə) n. See subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord.
[poo t-awf, -of] /ˈpʊtˌɔf, -ˌɒf/ noun 1. an act or instance of putting off. 2. a delaying, postponing, or avoiding of something. 3. an expressed excuse or evasion; demur: She responded with a polite but firm putoff.
[noun poo t-on, -awn; adjective poo t-on, -awn] /noun ˈpʊtˌɒn, -ˌɔn; adjective ˈpʊtˈɒn, -ˈɔn/ noun, Informal. 1. an act or instance of putting someone on. 2. a prank or pretense, especially one perpetrated or assumed in mock seriousness; hoax; spoof. 3. affected manner or behavior; pretentiousness. adjective 4. assumed, feigned, pretended, or disguised: a put-on […]
- Put on a brave face
see: brave face