Also, put out to pasture. Cause to retire, as in With mandatory retirement they put you out to grass at age 65, or She’s not all that busy now that she’s been put out to pasture. These idioms refer to farm animals sent to graze when they are no longer useful for other work.
- Put paid to
verb phrase To finish; also, to put to rest or finish off (1919+; British) Finish off, end, as in We’d best put paid to this issue. [ Early 1900s ]
[puht-puht, -puht] /ˈpʌtˈpʌt, -ˌpʌt/ noun 1. the sound made by a small internal-combustion engine or imitative of its operation. 2. Informal. a small internal-combustion engine, or something, as a boat or model airplane, equipped with one: the sound of distant put-puts on the lake. verb (used without object), put-putted, put-putting. 3. Informal. to operate with […]
/ˈpuːtrəˌdʒʌɪə/ noun 1. officially the capital of Malaysia since 1999, in the SW Malay Peninsula, and forming its own federal territory; a high-tech garden city (including nearby Cyberjaya); construction began in 1995 and is expected to be complete in about 2010, with a planned population of over 300 000; government functions transferred in stages from […]
[pyoo-truh-fak-shuh n] /ˌpyu trəˈfæk ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of ; the anaerobic decomposition of organic matter by bacteria and fungi that results in obnoxiously odorous products; rotting. 2. the state of being ; decay. n. c.1400, from Old French putrefaction (14c.), from Latin putrefactionem (nominative putrefactio), noun of action from past participle […]