Puttin’ work in (slang)
Type: verb, slang
Also spelled or known as: Putting work in
Related: Work, Put in work, Puttin’ in work
What does Puttin’ work in mean?
1. To be giving something your all and doing your best.
Puttin’ work in Synonyms: Hustling, Grinding, Putting in work
2. To be engaging in gang-related activities or something dangerous or illegal.
Example sentence: “Damn babe, I see you puttin’ work in.”
Puttin’ work in in songs:
“I’m just gon’ have another drink And when I’m puttin’ work in on a weekend I’ll look back on this and think How we had the club going up” – Drake, Tuesday.
“Little kids puttin’ work in like at Gap and Disney In the whip, high as shit like Bobby and Whitney” – Immortal Technique, Goonies Never Die.
“My young niggas hurt them, they meant to murk ’em They puttin’ work in, have ’em bring it to you like, yeah, yeah” – 50 Cent, Yeah Yeah.
“Sleeves up, puttin’ work in, tryna be better I like to rap, but I ain’t gon’ do it forever” – NF, Change.
“I’ma sit my ass back, ain’t none of y’all puttin’ work in You wanna make money, man, that’s so ironic” – Azizi Gibson, Cruel Intentions.
“So now I’m all in Niko basement puttin’ work in on the phones Either that or drive to Money Mart to make the pickups” – Drake, 0 to 100 / The Catch Up.