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put (oneself) across

To communicate and express oneself clearly and effectively, such that others can understand one's opinions, ideas, and what one is like on a personal level. Jared has a bit of social anxiety, so he has trouble putting himself across around other people he doesn't know. The most important thing when you are speaking in front of an audience to is make sure you put yourself across well.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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put across

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.
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Tricks such as adding company logos to cards for card tricks also help to put across the desired message.
Just because Phil is a civilian without a criminal record, it seems he is put across as the victim of this.
New Delhi, June 22 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Gopinath Munde on Wednesday ruled out quitting the party, saying that he has put across his "grievances" to the party top brass.
Police said the flat was hit by fire last November and would not comment on claims a bed had been put across the door of the room where the pair died.
YOU are always reading negative things about hospitals and the staff that work there but we would like to put across our positive feedback.
Some 200 children have put across their views about the future of Sefton's coastal woodlands on www.
The crews from Swal-well and Newcastle's Colby Court had difficulty gaining access to the first-floor flat because a wardrobe had been put across the front door.
Yet the evening's highlights were iconic tunes put across superbly: a mellifluous and accomplished take on Dizzy Gillespie's ``A Night in Tunisia'' and a touching rendition of Eddy Arnold's ``You Don't Know Me,'' the Ray Charles signature.
Cllr McTigue said: "This will be an opportunity for people to put across their problems in a confidential setting.
LOOKING for a sire to put across your herd can create problems in finding one that meets every need.
This message will be put across on the backs of buses in Nuneaton and Bedworth and leaflets and posters are also being distributed to libraries, police stations, doctors' surgeries, hospital casualty units and clinics.
Sharon Ellis, Heinz category manager, Tomato Ketchup and hot condiments, said the idea is to put across the brand's personality, attitude and sense of humour.
The NTF view, confirmed by stable staff, was made forcibly to the BHB's Industry Committee last week and its two board nominees - chairman Rhydian Morgan-Jones and Lady Burnham - have been mandated to put across the committee view that compromise is not an option.
Canon Guy Smith, who is responsible for the church, said there had been several other incidents over the past two months and grilles would have to be put across the windows.
to share this charmer: "I recently purchased a |sun shade' to put across the windshield in my car.