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
References in classic literature ?
Put him straight on the sofa, with his head this way," Raskolnikov showed him.
And I fear that once he comes out of that embassy Mrs May, as America's poodle, will put him straight on a plane to her masters.
But it was presenters Ant and Dec who hit their "golden buzzer" and put him straight through to the semi-finals.
However, he has always needed a run to put him straight and isn't even the best off at the weights.
While they are en route to the hospital for a scan, she suggests they pull over to have a proper chat, but Sam is hurt by her attempts to put him straight about their relationship and storms off into the woods.
But when he is fully fit, I don't want it to be a given that we'll put him straight back in.
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.
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.
Andrew said: "It would be irresponsible to put him straight into a Test match.
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.