名词复数:putties 动词过去式:puttied 过去分词:puttied 现在分词:puttying 第三人称单数:putties
1 [U] soft paste, a mixture of chalk powder and linseed oil, which is used for fixing glass in window frames, etc and becomes hard when it has set 油灰; 泥子; 腻子.
2 (idm 习语) (be) putty in sb's `hands (be) easily influenced or controlled by sb 易受某人影响或操纵
*She was a woman of such beauty and charm that men were putty in her hands. 她美艳绝伦, 男人在她手心任其摆布.
v (pt, pp puttied)
1 [Tn, Tn.p] ~ sth (up) fill (a hole, gap etc) with putty 用油灰填塞（洞孔、缝隙等）.
2 (phr v) putty sth in fix sth in place with putty 用油灰把某物固定住
*putty a pane of glass in 用油灰镶玻璃.
[Date: 1600-1700; Language: French;Origin: potée 'potful, putty', from pot 'pot']
a soft whitish substance that becomes hard when it dries and that is used to fix glass into window frames
be putty in sb's hands
to be easily controlled or influenced by someone