Definition of put someone in in US English:

put someone in

phrasal verb

  • 1Appoint someone to fulfill a particular role or job.

    ‘he was put in to rescue the company by the stockbrokers’
    • ‘If the voters put him in, they deserve everything they get.’
    • ‘This Government needs to remember that the grey voters put them in, and the grey vote can remove them.’
    1. 1.1 (in team sports) send a player out to participate into a game.