|put on the dog
||use your finest dishes or clothes etc.; show off
||When we visit Mame, she likes to put on the dog - get dressed up.
||do, function, perform
||Vern's crew really puts out. They do a lot of work in a day.
||Was he put out when you asked for more money? Was he upset?
|put out about
||bothered, annoyed, ticked off
||What's Jan put out about? She seems irritated.
|put out feelers
||discover indirectly, ask subtle questions, through the grapevine
||I'm not really looking for a new job, but I'm going to put out a few feelers and see what happens.
|put out of its misery
||kill because it is suffering, put down
||One of our dogs had diabetes, so we put it out of its misery.
|put stock in
||believe in, have faith in
||An atheist doesn't put much stock in the Bible.
|put the finishing touches on
||add the last details or trimmings
||Lan decorated the cake - she put the finishing touches on it.
|put the hammer down
||go faster, floor it, pedal to the metal
||If we's goin from New York to LA in two days, you got to put de hammer down.
|put the heat on
||cause someone to feel pressure or stress
||The cops put the heat on them by asking a lot of questions.