put it to

put it to

1. Present for consideration, as in Let's put it to a vote, or I put it to you, I did the best I could under the circumstances. [Mid-1700s]
2. Present something in a forceful, candid manner to someone, as in I can't put it to you any more clearly-stay away from the electrical equipment.
3. Overburden with tasks or work, as in They really put it to him, expecting to do all the packing.
4. Blame on, as in They didn't know who broke the window so they put it to Sam.
5. Take unfair advantage, cheat, as in That used-car dealer really put it to Betty.
See also: put

put it to (someone)

Slang
1. To overburden with tasks or work.
2. To put blame on.
3. To take unfair advantage of.
4. To lay out the facts of a situation to (another) in a forceful candid manner.
5. To defeat soundly; trounce.
See also: put