IDIOMS & PHARASAL VERBSPut away someoneto remove a criminal or mentally ill person from society. You have to put away the people who are so crazy that they are a danger to the rest of us.throw away somethingto fail to use an opportunity. Milton threw away his chance of promotion by beinglate almost every day. It's a chance to audition for the Metropolitan Opera — don't throwit away.settle downto accept responsibilities and behave in a more regular way than you have in the past. Larry met his wife in San Antonio, where they have settled down and started afamily.check into give your name when you arrive at a place. With all these security measures,you have to check in at least two hours hour before your flight.Usage notes: usually said about giving your name at a place you will be staying, such as ahotel, or before traveling on an aircraftfill in (for someone)to do someone else's job temporarily. He discovered his love of acting when hefilled in for a sick friend in a college play.log off to stop using a computer system. When the file transfer is complete, you can logoff the Web and launch your print program.set off to start going somewhere. He got a Guggenheim fellowship and set off for Mexico to write a novel. You need to be fit and well rested before you set off on a hikingtrip. When the car broke down, he set out on foot for help.tell off someoneto tell someone that their behavior is not acceptable. I was told off by my bestfriend, and it was a long time before I could forgive her. He's always been obnoxious andit's about time someone told him off.come ontell the truth. Oh, come on — you have no idea who stole your credit cards.Hole onTo have and keep in one's grasp: held the reins tightly.