Idiom: Put someone up
Vanessa: So what are your plans for the summer break? We have three months before school starts again!
Brad: Well, I’m going to visit my friends in London.
Vanessa: Wow! That sounds like fun! But isn’t London expensive?
Brad: Yes, it is, but I’m really lucky. My friend who lives there is putting me up for the summer, so I don’t need to pay for a hotel.
Vanessa: You are lucky! I wish I had friends like that!
Sami: I’m in big trouble. My roommate has asked me to leave by this weekend and I have no place to live!
Petra: Oh, Sami. I’m so sorry to hear that. I would put you up for a short time, but there is no room at my house.
Sami: Really? Not even on the sofa?
Petra: That is where I sleep! We are already in trouble for having too many people living in the apartment.
Sami: I see. Do you think Jennifer could put me up for a while? Just until I find another apartment.
Petra: Maybe. She does have an extra room that she uses as an office. Why don’t we give her a call?
Sami: Great idea. Thank you for helping!
Meaning: To provide a place for someone or something to stay temporarily.