put (someone or something) among (someone or something)

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put (someone or something) among (someone or something)

To place someone or something in the middle of a group of people or things. My bosses put me among the rich and famous celebrities to cover a story, but I just felt like a total yokel standing next to them in my $30 suit. I always put new releases among the sale items to encourage shoppers to splash out for the more expensive stuff.
See also: among, put
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

put someone or something among someone or something

to place someone or something in the midst of people or things. The martial arts instructor put Fred among the strongest students to see what he would do. The shopkeeper put the green pears among the ripe ones and tried to sell them.
See also: among, put
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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