Vladimir (Vladimirovich). born 1952, Russian statesman; president of Russia (2000–08) and from 2012; prime minister (2008–12)
[flahyt] /flaɪt/ noun 1. an act or instance of or running away; hasty departure. Idioms 2. put to flight, to force to flee or run away; rout: She succeeded in putting the intruder to flight. 3. take flight, to retreat; run away; flee: The wild animals took flight before the onrushing fire. Also, take to […]
- Put in a good word
Make a supportive remark or favorable recommendation. For example, Please put in a good word for me with the supervisor, or When you see her, put in a good word for the department. The use of good word for a laudatory utterance dates from about 1200.
- Put in mind of
see: put one in mind of
- Put in mothballs
Defer indefinitely or for a very long time, as in We’ve put the plans for a new library in mothballs. This expression alludes to storing woolen clothing or other items with marble-size balls of naphthalene or camphor to prevent them from being damaged by moths. [ 1940s ]