Found 1,499 phrases starting with P:


put out to pastureTo make someone retire, especially due to advancing age.Rate it:
put out to pastureTo discontinue something.Rate it:
put overto state, or explain a concept in a clear, understandable manner.Rate it:
put paid toTo stop something once and for all.Rate it:
put paid toTo mark a bill or a debt record as "paid".Rate it:
put pastTo conclude that would not do something.Rate it:
put somebody in his placeTo bring somebody down; to humble or insult.Rate it:
put someone down asTo assume someone has a particular character from very little information.Rate it:
put someone in his placeRemind someone of his or her position.Rate it:
put someone in his placeTo bring somebody down; to humble or rebuke.Rate it:
put someone in mind ofTo remind someone of; to inspire a mental image or awareness of; to cause thoughts concerning.Rate it:
put someone in their placeTo remind someone of his position.Rate it:
put someone in their placeTo bring somebody down; to humble or rebuke.Rate it:
put someone underTo anesthetize someone or render them unconscious through the use of narcotic substances, usually either alcohol or pharmaceutical drugs.Rate it:
put someone's back upTo annoy someone deliberately.Rate it:
put someone's lights outTo cause someone to become unconscious, especially by striking him or her.Rate it:
put something behind oneTo recover from an unpleasant or traumatic experience; to overcome a negative feeling, especially anger, resentment, or grief.Rate it:
put something into perspectiveTo compare with something similar to give a clearer, more accurate idea.Rate it:
put that in your pipe and smoke itUsed after stating something surprising or undesired, to emphasize its truth. Also used after refuting an argument. Sometimes an adjective is inserted before pipe.Rate it:
put that in your pipe and smoke it!"Consider That Possibility For A Time"Rate it:
put the bee onTo beg; to borrow money from.Rate it:
put the bee onTo finish off, to beat.Rate it:
put the boot inTo kick a fallen opponent.Rate it:
put the boot inTo kick someone when they are down.Rate it:
put the bottom rail on topTo reverse a hierarchy.Rate it:
put the brakes onTo stop or to slow it down.Rate it:
put the brakes onTo cease to perform one's current activity or to decrease one's level of activity.Rate it:
Put the Cart before the HorseTo carry out something in reverse order, to do opposite of somethingRate it:
put the cart before the horseTo put things in the wrong order or with the wrong priorities.Rate it:
put the cat among the pigeonsIf you set the cat among the pigeons, you will cause a flutter in the dovecote.Rate it:
put the cat among the pigeonsProfessor Stephen Hawking put the cat among the pigeons last week with his cheery remarks about comet Machholz-2, which some astronomers believe could be heading our way. — The Times, 19 September 1994.Rate it:
put the cat among the pigeonsTo cause alarm.Rate it:
put the clock backTo change the time in a time zone to an earlier time.Rate it:
put the clock forwardTo change the time in a time zone to a later time.Rate it:
put the fear of God intoTo cause someone to repent through fear of the wrath of God.Rate it:
put the fear of God intoTo cause someone to fear abjectly in other contexts; to terrify completely.Rate it:
put the fear of God intoTo cause someone to obey through fear in other contexts; to terrify into submission.Rate it:
put the feedbag onTo dine; to eat.Rate it:
put the hammer downTo drive quickly; to step on the accelerator.Rate it:
put the kibosh onTo halt, stop, or squelch.Rate it:
put the moves onTo make an effort to gain someone's romantic or sexual interest; to try to woo or seduce.Rate it:
put the pedal to the metalTo exert maximum effort.Rate it:
put the pedal to the metalTo press the gas pedal to the maximum extent.Rate it:
put the plug in the jugTo cease drinking alcohol; to become teetotal.Rate it:
put the same shoe on every footTo attempt to apply a single solution to different problems.Rate it:
put the screwsTo apply pressure (to something)Rate it:
put the wind upTo frighten or disturb.Rate it:
put this one to bedWorking unceasingly on a challenge or problem. Spending oodles of time and money on a particular project.Rate it:
put throughTo connect (a telephone caller with intended callee).Rate it:
put throughto cause to endureRate it:

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