put onto (someone or something)

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put onto (someone or something)

1. Literally, to place someone or something on top of something. You can put the vase onto the mantelpiece. He put the child onto the table and gave her an ice cream cone.
2. To put someone in contact with someone else; to make someone aware of someone or something. Got into a car accident, huh? Don't worry, I'll put you onto a great mechanic. She put me onto a tech company that's looking to hire new engineers.
See also: put
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

put someone onto someone or something

to alert someone to the existence of someone or something; to lead someone to someone or something. Nancy put Elaine onto George, who knew of a job that Elaine might be interested in. Nancy put Elaine onto a good job lead.
See also: put
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Ian Watson put us onto him and he looks like a really good young player in the making - he's enthusiastic and keen to learn.
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Our options were limited, to turn back would put us onto a windward shore and insufficient distance to tack around to re-enter the passage back in to Isle de Brehett.
"We tried to take the game to them, but unfortunately they nicked a goal back very soon after we scored, which put us onto the back foot to some extent.
"Luckily there were spectators on hand who put us onto our wheels so we were soon on our way, but knew we had to push hard having lost around 30 seconds."
If we had lost an early goal it would have put us onto the back foot, but thankfully that never happened."
"Fortunately, Redders keeps in contact with Trent from when they became mates playing together at Broad Oak, and Woodhill, as well as working with the Surrey county club, is also coaching at Sutherlands, and he put us onto Matthew.
One PSNI source confirmed: "The People put us onto a trail that Sunday in May.
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We contacted the Co-op and they put us onto the regional office in Newcastle.