One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Communicate something effectively.‘we wanted to put over the idea that the developers are interested in talking to the community’
- ‘Speaking in Leeds, he said: ‘A general feeling has been put over that I am opposed to vaccination.’’
- ‘now I'm here I shall put my point over.’
- ‘It's a very different voice and they are putting it over in a very different way but the principle remains the same.’
- ‘I thought he put his argument over very well.’
- ‘I am willing to put my point over and can do so in a coherent, understandable manner.’
2North American Postpone something.‘let's put the case over for a few weeks’
- ‘He'll put it over until the next meeting and we'll talk it through some more.’
- ‘More worrisome still was his answer when the Weekly asked how much of the present problem would be put over to future years.’
- ‘However, his sentencing was put over to Thursday for the completion of an extensive pre-sentence report.’
- ‘Dawson reserved her decision and the case was put over.’
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