put right(redirected from put to rights)
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put something right
to correct something to make it the way it should be set something right What did we do wrong? And how do we put it right?
Usage notes: often used in the form put things right: At the end, he got over his anger, and was determined to put things right.
Fix, make amends, correct, as in The wheel's come off, but we can put that right in no time, or Victor thought we were moving out, but we put him right. [Late 1800s]