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    Tapies is offline Junior Member
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    Default putting in time

    Hello,

    please could you explain the meaning of "putting in time" ?

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    t.

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    Default Re: putting in time

    Tapies.
    "putting in time" means to dedicate a certain amount of your time to a specific activity. The implication is usually that you are making a special effort.
    "If I want to get fit I must start putting in time at the gym".
    "I like to put in some time helping my son with his homework".

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    Default Re: putting in time

    Clear, thank you very much, best regards.

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    Default Re: putting in time

    It can also refer to a worker who has a lot of experience or has shown his loyalty to the company. He's put in a lot of time, so he deserves this promotion.

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