|put up or shut up
||pay for or be quiet, do instead of talk
||If you brag about your cooking we'll ask you to put up or shut up.
|put up the money
||pay for, finance, front me
||If I start a new business, will you put up the money?
|put up with
||tolerate, endure, not get frustrated
||Alice puts up with a lot of complaining from Jackie.
|put you at ease
||cause you to relax, break the ice
||An embarrassing moment can sometimes put you at ease.
|put you away
||defeat you, knock you out
||If the score is tied, he must win two points to put you away.
|put you in a bad mood
||cause you to feel upset or unhappy
||The violence in that movie put me in a bad mood. I dislike violence.
|put you off your game
||cause you to play poorly, cause you to make errors
||Wearing a helmet will put me off my game. It will bother me.
|put you through the mill
||test your endurance or will, give you a hard time,
run the gauntlet
||On the first day, the workers will put you through the mill.
They want to know if you are strong.
|put your best foot forward
||try to do your best work, present yourself well
||If you put your best foot forward, the employer will be impressed.
|put your foot in it
||say or do something that causes an argument
||He really put his foot in it when he said that doctors are underpaid.