Put Up With

Meaning of Idiom ‘Put Up With (someone or something)’

To put up with someone or something means to tolerate or endure without complaining. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.


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Examples Of Use

“I’ve put up with your nonsense long enough. It’s time you found a new place to stay.”

“Sorry but I’m not going to your mother’s house for the holidays. I can’t put up with her yelling at my kids and criticizing everything I do.”

“I can’t believe you put up with such terrible working conditions for so long. No wonder you want to find a new job.”

Origin

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

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