Put Someone Up

Meaning of Idiom ‘Put Someone Up’

To put someone up is to provide a place for them to stay, usually temporarily; to provide lodgings. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

Examples Of Use

“We’ll put you up in the barracks for tonight,” said the sergeant. “We’ll get your permanent quarters sorted tomorrow.”

“I can put you up tonight,” said Billy to his cousin. “We have plenty of room.”

“Do you have any rooms for the night?” asked Trish. “Sure, we can put you up in a very nice room,” said the clerk.

“My brother is coming to visit and I’m going to have to put him up in a hotel. He and my wife don’t get along.”

Origin

Used since the mid-1700s. 2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

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Sources   [ + ]

1, 2. Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.