put in a good word


: to say something good about someone
Would you mind putting in a good word for me?

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Recent Examples on the Web Overshown also said Paxton Anderson, the grandson of Jerry Jones and a wide receiver at Texas, put in a good word for him. Joseph Hoyt, Dallas News, 29 Apr. 2023 Schwartz and many of his Optimist teammates went to American Heritage Plantation, where Hoff put in a good word for them. Giana Han, al, 13 Apr. 2021 Whoever saw me in the background or noticed me in a scene or put in a good word for me or fostered my work. Jenelle Riley, Variety, 28 Feb. 2023 Otherwise some pushy people will ask me to call the restaurant on their behalf and put in a good word. John Mariani, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2023 Whether asking someone to put in a good word for you with a hiring manager, forward your résumé to a recruiter or endorse you on LinkedIn, lean on someone who is at the company—or has ties to people who do. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, 4 Jan. 2023 Albie asks his father to wire Lucia fifty thousand euros; in exchange, Albie agrees to put in a good word for Dom with his mother, Dom’s angry ex-wife. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, 12 Dec. 2022 That reluctance continued until T.J. Klay — a San Diego musician who had worked with Furay — put in a good word for Back to the Garden and forwarded YouTube video clips of the band’s performances. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Dec. 2022 Before his groundbreaking paper, many had assumed that new positions came from sources such as close personal friends who would put in a good word, headhunters who would seek out strong candidates or public advertisements. Viviane Callier, Scientific American, 16 Sep. 2022

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“Put in a good word.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20in%20a%20good%20word. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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