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In addition to the idioms beginning with put, also see (put) at ease; (put on a) brave face; cart before the horse, put; clamp down (put the clamps on); flesh out (put flesh and bone on); for (put in one's) two cents; (put on a) hair shirt; hard put; (put) in effect; (put) in the picture; lay (put) one's cards on the table; lay (put) one's hands on; lay (put) the blame on; (put someone's) nose out of joint; not put something past someone; (put) off the track; (put) on a pedestal; (put) out of business; pull (put over) a fast one; put one's head on the block; throw (put) off the scent. Also see under set.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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