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"Don't do that, you'll put your eye out"
"I'd look at that but I don't want to put my eye out"? As in "I'd be very grateful if you gave me a lift, but I don't want to put you out"?
said to Mr Otis Candle, the famous vertical transporter manufacturer with a wick instead of a spine.
As I said to your mum last night. Zing!
"Zing? What does zing mean? Do you know the 'Zing' guy?"
He can only say words beginning with Z. He might have thought you were Chandler from Friends."
"But I look nothing like Chandler from friends. What's favourite defunct music filesharing service?"
"Napster, I think"
Incidentally, the OED has 57 definitions of the verb "put", most of which have several sub-definitions, some of which have further sub-definitions, so I think it could be covered.
so that i can start using it appropriately
i get it now
A translation of the Koran popped up in 1649 that referred to it having been freshly "Englished" for the reader's pleasure. I like that.
I was asked to 'action' something the other week. I didn't like that.