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I would like to introduce you to (someone)

A phrase used when introducing two people. Hey, come here—I'd like to introduce you to my co-worker, Janet. Elizabeth, I'd like to introduce you to my mom.
See also: introduce, like

introduce (someone) to (someone)

To present someone to someone else for the first time so that they can become acquainted. Has anyone introduced you to Margo? Tim, this is Margo— Margo, Tim. I can't wait to introduce you to my best friend—she's going to love you.
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introduce (someone, something, or oneself) into (something)

1. To assist someone as they join or begin something. I hope my sister will introduce me into her sorority once I start college.
2. To join, begin, or become involved in something. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun is used between "introduce" and "into." He is trying to introduce himself into local politics.
3. To add something new to something. I really liked how you introduced humor into the next section of the story, after such a dark beginning. We need to introduce some different textures into the room, maybe with a fun rug.
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introduce the shoemaker to the tailor

To kick someone in the buttocks. Primarily heard in UK. If you don't leave me alone, I'll introduce the shoemaker to the tailor!
See also: introduce, tailor

to put it another way

To rephrase something; to express something in a different way. This is a set phrase, so the verb is not conjugated. I'm afraid your sales figures haven't been in line with the figures generated by our estimates. To put it another way, Tom, your performance has been really underwhelming." The universe is huge and uncaring to our choices or ambitions. To put it another, more optimistic way, our fates are ours to decide for ourselves.
See also: another, put, way

when you get a chance

As soon as you have a bit of free time. Hey, Sarah? When you get a chance, would you mind looking over these financial reports? There's something I want to discuss with you when you get a chance.
See also: chance, get

I would like you to meet someone.

 and I would like to introduce you to someone.
an expression used to introduce one person to another. (The word someone can be used as the someone.) Mary: I would like you to meet my Uncle Bill. Sally: Hello, Uncle Bill. Nice to meet you. Tom: I would like to introduce you to Bill Franklin. John: Hello, Bill. Glad to meet you. Bill: Glad to meet you, John.
See also: like, meet

introduce someone into something

to bring someone into something; to launch someone into something. Tony introduced Wally into his club. You do not wish me to introduce myself into local social life, do you?
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introduce someone to someone

to make someone acquainted with someone else. I would like to introduce you to my cousin, Rudolph. Allow me to introduce myself to you.
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introduce something into something

to bring something into something or some place; to bring something into something as an innovation. The decorator introduced a little bit of bright red into the conference room. After I introduced the new procedures into the factory, production increased enormously.
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let me (just) say

 and just let me say
a phrase introducing something that the speaker thinks is important. Rachel: Let me say how pleased we all are with your efforts. Henry: Why, thank you very much. Bob: Just let me say that we're extremely pleased with your activity. Bill: Thanks loads. I did what I could.
See also: let, say

to put it another way

 and put another way
a phrase introducing a restatement of what someone, usually the speaker, has just said. Father: You're still very young, Tom. To put it another way, you don't have any idea about what you're getting into. John: Could you go back to your own room now, Tom? I have to study. Put another way, get out of here! Tom: Okay, okay. Don't get your bowels in an uproar!
See also: another, put, way
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