To give necessary orienting data; brief; BRING someone UP TO SPEED: Nobody put me in the picture, and I was confused for weeks (1942+)
- Put someone on
verb phrase To fool someone, esp by pretending; tease: The Countess who adores the poet pities him and puts him ”on” (1896+) see: put on , def. 4.
- Put someone on the floor
verb phrase To please someone enormously; PUT someone or something AWAY, KNOCK someone OUT: Schaefer said the strip ”put me on the floor” (1970s+)
- Put someone on the spot
- Put someone on to someone
verb phrase To introduce someone; get someone access to: that little Andronica you put me onto (1887+)