put someone right

put (someone) right

To correct someone's attitude, belief, or behavior; to make sure someone understands something correctly. I had to put Stephen right 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 right!
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put (or set) someone right

1 restore someone to health. 2 make someone understand the true facts of a situation.
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