put across

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put someone across (in a good way)

 and get someone across (in a good way)
to present someone in a good way or a good light. I don't want Tom to make the speech. He doesn't put himself across well. I get myself across in situations like this. I'll do it.
See also: across, put

put something across (to someone)

 and get something across (to someone)
Fig. to make something clear to someone; to convince someone of something; to get a plan accepted. I don't know how to put this point across to my class. Can you help? Can you help me get this across?
See also: across, put

put across

1. Cause to be understood or accepted, as in She put her views across very well. [c. 1920]
2. Attain or carry through by deceit, as in You can't put anything across this teacher. [c. 1920] Also see put over, def. 3.
See also: across, put

put across

v.
1. To place something so that it traverses something else: I put one leg across the other because it was more comfortable to sit that way.
2. To state or describe something clearly to others: The council put its views across during the hearing. The students will put across their opinions at the meeting.
See also: across, put