good word
phrasal 1. a favorable statement <
put in a good word for me
>
2. good news <
what's the good word
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • good word — n. favorable mention or remark, recommendation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 + …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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) …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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:… …   Useful english dictionary

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