put (someone) straight

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put (someone) straight

To correct someone's attitude, belief, or behavior; to make sure someone understands something correctly. I had to put Stephen straight after I realized that he'd been operating the machinery wrong this whole time. Helen told me she thought the moon landing was faked, so I had to put her straight!
See also: put, straight
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Put him straight on the sofa, with his head this way," Raskolnikov showed him.
But when he is fully fit, I don't want it to be a given that we'll put him straight back in.
I picked him up in my arms, put him straight in my van and we went to PDSA's Pet Hospital in Quinton.
Later pushing a toy through his door for daughter Ruby as an apology and then texting him from her new phone, Ty thinks his ex Kirsty is stalking him - and Maria doesn't put him straight.
But the temptation has been to put him straight back in and fill the hole that's just been created by an injury.
I put him straight back in for the QPR game and he played really well.
Nothing in hand of Beacon Lodge on the book, though in fairness that one has also often needed a run to put him straight and with the exception of Bushman, who has a fair bit to find, this is not that competitive.
But a fan put him straight after telling him Welsh people were more likely to support Scotland and Ireland, to which Enrique replied: Holy s**t, I had no idea.
The 27-year-old is eventually likely to partner his namesake Darren in Charlton's front line, but Curbishley said: "I have to decide whether I put him straight in or put him on the bench.
We put him straight back in his box and the vet immediately went to work to try to establish the problem.
Bent admits Everton boss David Moyes's decision to splash pounds 6million on Beattie from Southampton in the January transfer window and then put him straight in the team left the former Ipswich and Blackburn striker feeling hard done by.
Andrew said: "It would be irresponsible to put him straight into a Test match.
PHIL PARKINSON has secured the services of Blackburn midfielder Neil Danns and put him straight into his Colchester squad.
Assistant coach Den is Betts is likely to put him straight into the squad for tomorrow's Tetley's Super League match at Wakefield.
It wouldn't be wise to put him straight in after all the travelling he has been doing.