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put in a good word (for one)
To recommend one (for something); to say complimentary things about one, their performance, or their capabilities. (Can also be structured "put a good word in (for someone).") I heard you're applying for that IT job here. I'll be sure to put in a good word for you. Her former boss put in a good word for her, but we were a little disappointed in her application.
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put in a good word (for someone)
Fig. to say something (to someone) in support of someone else. I hope you get the job. I'll put in a good word for you. Yes, I want the job. If you see the boss, please put in a good word.
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put in a good word
Make a supportive remark or favorable recommendation. For example, Please put in a good word for me with the supervisor, or When you see her, put in a good word for the department. The use of good word for a laudatory utterance dates from about 1200.
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put in a (good) ˈword (for somebody)say something good about somebody to somebody else in order to help them: If you put in a good word for me, I might get the job.
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put in a good word for someone/something, to
To serve as advocate for someone or something; to put someone or something in the best possible light. Good word has meant “a favorable or laudatory comment” since about 1205. This cliché was put as speak a good word for someone from 1540.
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