put (one) into power

put (one) into power

To give someone some degree of political power, as through election or appointment. I don't know how people could have put such a brutal tyrant into power. Everyone knows the government has been putting puppets into power around the world to further its own interests.
See also: power, put
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

put someone into power

 and put someone in
to elect or appoint someone to office or a position of power. The board decided to put an unknown from another company into the presidency. They put in a complete unknown.
See also: power, put
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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