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 ?
But, as the nineteenth century has gone bankrupt through an over-expenditure of sympathy, I would suggest that we should appeal to science to put us straight.
But this has put us straight, and proved you can win a bet on a sporting event like this," he added.
They plan to sign us and then put us straight back out on loan again.
Edwards said: "Leinster took off like a rocket and played some brilliant rugby which put us straight on the back foot.
We feel certain, just watching this Chevy ad would have helped put us straight.
You could only point to a couple of kicks that were silly and put us straight back under pressure.
Terry, aged 76, who lives in the village's Villa Crescent, was described on the caption to the picture of the club's weight-lifting group as 'unknown' and has contacted us to identify himself - and put us straight on a few facts.
Nothing added up in the ring until the Sprott KO put us straight.
They put us straight in touch with an out-of-hours doctor who sent us straight to Alder Hey.
However, eagle-eyed reader Frances Edwards has since been in touch to put us straight on the location.
It put us straight back down there, 60 or 70 metres, and, in the end, that pays off.
If something is over the recommended intake a big red sticker or warning sign like on a pack of fags would put us straight.
If we were ever in doubt that Cilla has a lorra, lorra money, she soon put us straight.