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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What opportunities they did create seemed to fall to Zebroski, with the frontman slicing one shot spectacularly wide and then putting one straight at Marriott.
This was made plain when, after both sides exchanged long-range efforts early on, Kightly driving wide and Rae putting one straight into Hennessey's midriff, McCarthy introduced Eastwood for Keogh on 50 minutes to try to shake things up in the Wolves attack.
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