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put (oneself) across

To communicate and express oneself clearly and effectively, such that others can understand one's opinions, ideas, and what one is like on a personal level. Jared has a bit of social anxiety, so he has trouble putting himself across around other people he doesn't know. The most important thing when you are speaking in front of an audience to is make sure you put yourself across well.
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put someone across (in a good way)

 and get someone across (in a good way)
to present someone in a good way or a good light. I don't want Tom to make the speech. He doesn't put himself across well. I get myself across in situations like this. I'll do it.
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put something across (to someone)

 and get something across (to someone)
Fig. to make something clear to someone; to convince someone of something; to get a plan accepted. I don't know how to put this point across to my class. Can you help? Can you help me get this across?
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put across

1. Cause to be understood or accepted, as in She put her views across very well. [c. 1920]
2. Attain or carry through by deceit, as in You can't put anything across this teacher. [c. 1920] Also see put over, def. 3.
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put across

v.
1. To place something so that it traverses something else: I put one leg across the other because it was more comfortable to sit that way.
2. To state or describe something clearly to others: The council put its views across during the hearing. The students will put across their opinions at the meeting.
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Student Charlie Jones, 18, said: "It is good to see some balance being put across now.
His aim was not to put across a message, but to make people aware of the rich variety of indigenous cultures of the land they lived in.
After 25 years they can still put across the same passion.
Each art teacher was presented with an elementary "Art Alphabet" to put across the front of the classroom--much like "regular" staff has an alphabet on view.
Using the style of comics and cartoons to put across his loony worldview, this French artist has populated his exhibitions with a playful and appealing bestiary for more than fifteen years.
In the meetings, Shimamura hopes to put across Japan's views on a wide range of agricultural issues, including environmental protection, to the two key exporters of agricultural produce to Japan, ministry officials said
We had some difficult messages to put across to an already demotivated work force and opted to apply marketing principles inside the organization.
Technically, Julie Janus was fine, but she didn't put across the personality, the juice and sleaze, that make this dance funny--and horrifying, given Judy Garland's tragicomic rendition.
The feminist message I am trying to put across is that, as humanists, we cannot assume that we have always addressed the whole person; this is evident where we have entertained dualistic values and have assumed that contributions must have the stamp of scholarship or of officialdom.
The minimum size of such an accelerator is governed by the highest voltage that can be put across two electrodes a given distance apart (say, 1 meter) without breaking down the system electrically.
Summary: New Delhi (India), Jan 6, (ANI): The I-T Department has seized undisclosed assets to the tune of Rs 11 crore including Rs 2.85 crore cash, 25.3 kilogram gold jewellery, and 'incriminating evidence when put across to the persons involved, resulted in the admission of unaccounted income of about Rs 109 crore.'
When contacted for comment, the speaker didn't take nor return phone calls put across to him as at press time.
"It has been grossly unfair that the kid has been put across the back pages for something he clearly didn't say."
He said he had already brought dozens of residents' comments to the board and is determined to put across as many views as wpossible.