put across

put across  {v.}
1. To explain clearly; make yourself understood; communicate.
He knew how to put his ideas across.
Compare: GET ACROSS.
2.  {informal}
To get (something) done successfully; bring to success; make real.
He put across a big sales campaign.
The new librarian put across a fine new library building.
Syn.: PUT OVER (2).
Compare: PULL OFF.
Categories: success {informal} {v.}