put in a 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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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.
See also: put, word
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