put (oneself) across

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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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It is also a way of allowing academics to put themselves across, rather than just their research or data.
Mr Bulman added: "It also prepares employers to get involved in the project and put themselves across to young people.
There is a crossover - psychics who work in theatre have to have a talent to put themselves across on stage - but a variety act is what it is and we're being careful to keep the two sides of the business separate.
They are all playing the game more than in previous years, trying to put themselves across in a certain way, except Jade who's too thick.
An amazing 93 per cent of the top decision makers said it wasn't just how candidates dressed but the whole impression made by the way they put themselves across.
The main thing I noticed was the attitude, the way both of them put themselves across.