good word

  • 1 Good word — Word Word, n. [AS. word; akin to OFries. & OS. word, D. woord, G. wort, Icel. or[eth], Sw. & Dan. ord, Goth. wa[ u]rd, OPruss. wirds, Lith. vardas a name, L. verbum a word; or perhaps to Gr. rh twr an orator. Cf. {Verb}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The… …

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  • 2 good word — noun 1. something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable • Syn: ↑recommendation, ↑testimonial • Derivationally related forms: ↑testimonial (for: ↑testimonial), ↑recommend …

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  • 3 good word — phrasal 1. a favorable statement < put in a good word for me > 2. good news < what s the good word > …

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  • 4 good word — n. favorable mention or remark, recommendation …

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  • 5 put in a good word for someone — put in a good word (for (someone)) to say positive things about someone. I m applying for a job in your department, so please put in a good word for me. Usage notes: often you put in a good word with someone who has a position of authority …

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  • 6 put in a good word for — put in a good word (for (someone)) to say positive things about someone. I m applying for a job in your department, so please put in a good word for me. Usage notes: often you put in a good word with someone who has a position of authority …

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  • 7 put in a good word — (for (someone)) to say positive things about someone. I m applying for a job in your department, so please put in a good word for me. Usage notes: often you put in a good word with someone who has a position of authority …

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  • 8 not have a good word for — phrase to think that someone or something is not very good He never seems to have a good word for me. Thesaurus: to hate or dislike someone or somethingsynonym Main entry: word …

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  • 9 put in a good word for someone — put in a good word for (someone) informal to try to help someone achieve something by saying good things about them to someone with influence. I m applying for a job in your office. Could you put in a good word for me with your boss? (sometimes + …

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  • 10 put in a good word for — (someone) informal to try to help someone achieve something by saying good things about them to someone with influence. I m applying for a job in your office. Could you put in a good word for me with your boss? (sometimes + with) …

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  • 11 put in a (good) word for someone — phrase to tell someone about the good qualities that a particular person has, usually in order to get an advantage for that person He promised to put in a word for me with the boss. Thesaurus: to praise someone or somethingsynonym Main entry:… …

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  • 12 not have a good word to say for somebody — not have a good word to ˈsay for sb/sth idiom (informal) to never say anything good about sb/sth • Nobody had a good word to say about him. Main entry: ↑wordidiom …

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  • 13 not have a good word to say for something — not have a good word to ˈsay for sb/sth idiom (informal) to never say anything good about sb/sth • Nobody had a good word to say about him. Main entry: ↑wordidiom …

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  • 14 put in a good word —    If you put in a good word for someone, you say positive things in support of that person in order to help them.     If you apply for the job, I ll put in a good word for you …

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  • 15 What’s the good word? — interrog. Hello, how are you? □ Hi, Jim! What’s the good word? □ Haven’t seen you in a long time. What’s the good word? …

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  • 16 put in a good word for — To make commendatory mention of (someone) in a quarter where it will do him or her good • • • Main Entry: ↑word …

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  • 17 put in a good word for — tell the employer that you are a good applicant    If you apply for a job with us, I ll put in a good word for you …

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  • 18 not have a good word for — to think that someone or something is not very good He never seems to have a good word for me …

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  • 19 a good word — ► a good word words in recommendation or defence of a person. Main Entry: ↑good …

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  • 20 put in a (good) word for, — idi put in a (good) word for, to speak favorably on behalf of; commend …

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