put in a good word

put in a (good) word (for one)

To recommend one (for something); to say complimentary things about one, one's performance, or one's capabilities. I heard you're applying for that IT job here. I'll be sure to put in a word for you. Her former boss put in a good word, but we were a little disappointed in her application.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: good, put, word
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: good, put, word
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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