- force-put job
- Devonthe marriage of a pregnant womanIn dialect, force-put means a matter of necessity.
How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. R. W. Holder. 2014.
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put — W1S1 [put] v past tense and past participle put present participle putting [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move to place)¦ 2¦(change somebody s situation/feelings)¦ 3¦(write/print something)¦ 4¦(express)¦ 5 put a stop/an end to something 6 put something into… … Dictionary of contemporary English
put — [ put ] (past tense and past participle put) verb transitive *** ▸ 1 move something to position ▸ 2 cause to be in situation ▸ 3 write/print something ▸ 4 make someone go to place ▸ 5 give position on list ▸ 6 build/place somewhere ▸ 7 express in … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
JOB, BOOK OF — (named for its hero (Heb. אִיּוֹב), ancient South Arabian and Thamudic yʾb; Old Babylonian Ayyābum, Tell el Amarna tablet, no. 256, line 6, A ia ab; either from yʾb, to bear ill will or compounded of ay where? and ʾab (divine) father ), one of… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Job — • One of the books of the Old Testament, and the chief personage in it Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Job Job † … Catholic encyclopedia
put someone out to pasture — phrase humorous to make someone leave their job because they are considered to be too old I’m not ready to be put out to pasture just yet! Thesaurus: forcing someone and being forced to leave a jobsynonym applying and interviewing for jobshyponym … Useful english dictionary
put someone out to grass — informal phrase to force someone to leave a job because they are old and no longer useful Thesaurus: forcing someone and being forced to leave a jobsynonym applying and interviewing for jobshyponym Main entry: grass * * * … Useful english dictionary
put out to pasture — 1. To release an animal into a pasture to graze 2. To force a person to retire from work • • • Main Entry: ↑pasture * * * put (someone) out to pasture : to force (someone) to leave a job because of old age I m not ready to be put out to pasture… … Useful english dictionary
put out to grass — put (someone) out to grass Brit : to force (someone) to leave a job because of old age I m not ready to be put out to grass [=put out to pasture] just yet. • • • Main Entry: ↑grass … Useful english dictionary
put somebody out to grass — put sb out to ˈgrass idiom (informal) to force sb to stop doing their job, especially because they are old Main entry: ↑grassidiom … Useful english dictionary
put — verb past tense putpresent participle putting MOVE STH 1 (transitive always + adv/prep) to move something from one place or position into another, especially using your hands: put sth in/on/there etc: Put those bags on the table. | You should put … Longman dictionary of contemporary English