put in a word
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) 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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