put in a good word

put in a good word (for someone)

Fig. to say something (to someone) in support of someone else. I hope you get the job. I'll put in a good word for you. Yes, I want the job. If you see the boss, please put in a good word.
See also: good, put, word

put in a good word (for somebody)

to say positive things about someone I'm applying for a job in your department, so please put in a good word for me.
Usage notes: often you put in a good word with someone who has a position of authority
See also: good, put, word

put in a good word

Make a supportive remark or favorable recommendation. For example, Please put in a good word for me with the supervisor, or When you see her, put in a good word for the department. The use of good word for a laudatory utterance dates from about 1200.
See also: good, put, word