|put the kibosh on
||The manager put the kibosh on our dental plan. He said no.
|put the right spin on it
||say it in a diplomatic way, bafflegab, doctor it, spin doctor
||Don't say it's lost. Say it's been misplaced. Put the right spin on it!
|put them up
||put your hands up, stick them up
||The outlaw drew his gun, saying, "Put 'em up, folks, or I'll shoot."
|put things in perspective
||see things as they are, see the actual size
||A few days after the flood, I was able to put things in perspective.
|put to bed (print media)
||put in a box when it is ready to print
||The editor always checks the paper before he puts it to bed.
|put to death
||killed, shot, hanged, put down
||If a soldier deserted the army he was put to death.
|put to rest
||not think or worry about it any more
||It's time we put to rest our quarrel over Dad's will.
|put to shame
||defeated very badly, feel ashamed of losing
||Our baseball team was put to shame by the Cubans: 11-0.
|put to the test
||be tested, be challenged
||Your computer skills will be put to the test in your new position.
|put too fine a point on
||be too precise, split hairs
||If you want to put too fine a point on it, the color is actually russet.