put (someone) right

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put (someone) right

To correct someone's attitude, belief, or behavior; to make sure someone understands something correctly. I had to put Stephen right 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 right!
See also: put, right
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If others have blundered, it is your place to put them right, and shew them what true delicacy is.
The gardener, in a fit of inspiration, put them right along the very front of two borders, and I don't know what his feelings can be now that they are all flowering and the plants behind are completely hidden; but I have learned another lesson, and no future gardener shall be allowed to run riot among my rockets in quite so reckless a fashion.
AN INDEPENDENT inquiry should be undertaken into death rates to determine what action is needed to put them right, the Welsh Conservatives have said.
One aim on their minds, If things are wrong, they'll put them right.
The graves have failed the council safety checks, leaving relatives having to pay up to pounds 350 each to put them right - even though some of them are less than 15 years old.
Right from the opening frame the 'Nuts cracked as the visitors dominated throughout to secure the 4-0 success and put them right on the tail of the leading duo- Arbury Tavern A and Rileys.
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