put to use

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put (someone or something) to use

To apply or utilize someone or something to suit a particular need or purpose. The coach puts everyone on the team to use, so no one ever feels left out during a game. Thank you, we'll be sure to put this information to use.
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put something to (good) use

to apply a skill or ability; to use a skill or ability. The lawyer put her training to good use for the charity. The pianist put his talents to use at the party.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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