Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

put in place

put in place
Meaning(s)
1) create or prepare elements of something
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    • put structure/plan/process in place
  • Analysis
    To 'put something in place' can mean to make arrangements so that something else can happen. "I have put the systems in place for you to begin work." "Everything is put in place for you to begin your internship." It can also mean to physically put something in the position in which it belongs. "She put the photo album in place on the shelf where she found it." You will often hear this used in professional environments to talk about making arrangements. 
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Teachers often put structures in place for their students to succeed.
    2. The city has to put an infrastructure in place for the planned transport system.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. We need to put a plan in place if we want to get through this.
    2. There are processes in place for this sort of thing. We have to follow the procedure.
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