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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ROBERTO DI MATTEO has created a wurst case scenario for a German sausage seller - by putting him straight out of business.
The news is also a blow for England coach Steve McNamara, who re-affirmed Roby as his first-choice hooker when putting him straight in to play the Exiles last month.
I would have no worries putting him straight into the team in Glasgow.
He came back to me the next day and thanked me for putting him straight.
Robson was suspended for last weekend's 1-1 draw with Aberdeen but Chisholm has no hesitation in putting him straight back into the side and said: 'Barry gives us good balance so we want him back.
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