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!
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But Cowell - who put them straight through to the final with his golden buzzer - has signed them to Syco records on an initial one-single deal.
But Cowell - who put them straight through the final with his golden buzzer - has signed them to Syco records on an initial one-single deal.
When eager photographers mistook the couple's presence for an official appearance, a stern Beckham was quick to put them straight and asked to be left in peace.
Scott Wilson, 29, self employed scrap merchant from Middlesbrough, said: "I would say put them straight in the paper whether they are found guilty or not.
I'm up in arms and want to put them straight but my wife says I'll make things worse.
CUT chrysanthemums last longer if you put the trimmed tips in hot water then put them straight in a vase of cold.
As soon as they are fit, you put them straight back into the side.
Some thought she would calm down but she put them straight on a plane home," the source added.
If we'd known we would have put them straight, we would have explained it's not down to us.
Couper is delighted to put them straight about life in his homeland and his enthusiasm for Scotland is an invaluable tool for the Claymores' coaches.
If they are tempted to, a phone call to Tannadice should put them straight.
ADRIENNE SAYS: Collect tip cuttings, preferably from non-flowering shoots, early in the day and put them straight into a polythene bag.
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