put (something) to work

put (something) to work

To actively use something, such as a skill, trait, or object. You're a smart guy, so put that brain of yours to work and come up with a solution to this problem. If Sam just puts his boyish charm to work, he'll raise lots of money for us at the event tonight. Put that broom to work and sweep up this garage, will you?
See also: put, work
Full browser ?