put (someone) straight

(redirected from put one straight)

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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Wanchope put one straight at Shay Given, got a click to a corner and saw Kevin Gallacher clear from the line and then put the simplest effort into the keeper's arms.
He put one straight at Shay Given, saw Kevin Gallacher clear from the line and then put the simplest effort into the keeper's arms.