put (one) to work

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put (one) to work

To give one a particular task to do. We're here to help, so just put us to work wherever you need us. Whenever I come home for a visit, my mom wastes no time putting me to work—last time, I had to vacuum the whole house!
See also: put, work

put/set somebody to ˈwork (on something)

make somebody start work (doing something): On his first day in the office they put him to work on some typing.
See also: put, set, somebody, work
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For the next few days, Bob puts us to work on his solar water heater--nine 5 feet boxes in total.
But I think most of us would agree that, in a market-driven art world, Columbia (like Artforum) has a certain function: It works; it puts us to work.