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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5million donation from Colonel Gaddafi's charming son Saif's charitable foundation) for putting us straight on this.
We apologise for the mistake and thanks for putting us straight.
SHOULD we thank Arthur Quarmby for putting us straight on global warming (Letters, March 27)?