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
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It's been handy for customers picking up 25 kilo bags of potatoes and putting them straight into their cars.
My husband says I've become a nag because his habit of dumping dirty dishes in the sink, instead of putting them straight in the dishwasher, drives me to distraction.
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