put (one) to work

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put (one) to work

To give one a particular task to do. We're here to help, so just put us to work wherever you need us. Whenever I come home for a visit, my mom wastes no time putting me to work—last time, I had to vacuum the whole house!
See also: put, work
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They got what they figured was their salary's worth by putting him to work on tasks that needed to be done but which didn't in the least bit challenge what my friend could do.
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