put in a request (to someone)

Some organizations have a formal process for requesting (asking for) things. For example, if you work at a university, the university may have a system for asking for more staff.

In situations like these, you "put in a request" to ask for something. "Putting in a request" means that you submit your request in the correct way.

Other examples of "putting in a request" include:

  • asking your boss for permission to take a long vacation
  • asking your company to move to a different branch
  • asking your local homeowner's association for permission to renovate your house

There are also other things that you can "put in", including:

put in an application for something

put in a reimbursement request (to get paid back for money that you spent for your job)

put in a resignation (which means to formally quit your job)


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