set right

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set something right

 and make something right; make something good; put something right
to correct something; to alter a situation to make it more fair. This is a very unfortunate situation. I'll ask the people responsible to set this matter right. I'm sorry that we overcharged you. We'll try to put it right. I know I owe you some money, but don't worry, I'll make it good.
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set right

Also, put right.
1. Place something in proper position; also, repair something. For example, Your tie is lopsided; let me set it right, or The faucets were in backwards but the plumber will soon put them right. [Second half of 1500s]
2. Correct someone, as in They thought he was married but he quickly set them right.
3. Make something accurate or fair, as in He offered to pay for the meal to put things right. Also see set straight.
See also: right, set
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Mr Bousfield said: "He sat in his cell and he wrote a letter of apology to the victim in an attempt to put something right.
OVER the years, little by little, things creep up, The house has been needing rewiring for some time, The kitchen taps are dodgy too, then there's that hiccup With the lounge window, it creaks like Frankenstein, You really should put something right at the first sign Of trouble, once you start shelving niggles before Long you find yourself in a general decline: Jobs piling up and, if we really think, a score Of postponed medical doubts add up to a store Of looming problems, that merge into one great fear, Eating away behind the screen all day and night.
So we'd love to put something right this year for the fans and ourselves and getting a little run in Europe would be brilliant.
Enforcing orders Of course, it's all very well obtaining an order from a court to put something right, but it is valueless if it is not enforced.
I put something right by making that penalty save, playing well and us getting a result.
If Prince Charles feels a need to put something right he can do it, so maybe he could step in here.
The only thing I look about trying to put something right on this tour is winning.
Very few people get the chance to prove that it was not an accident and to put something right and we must now take that chance because we are fortunate to have it.
Ian McEwan's novel Atonement is all about this idea that someone can spend a lifetime trying to put something right that happened in their childhood.
But every fire fighter knows that they're always called on to put something right after it's gone wrong,' he says.
The Bishop of London added, `When you put something right and forgive you release a great deal of energy and diffuse tension.
Successive governments have failed to acknowledge the contribution these people made, which is a great shame, and I think this is at least an attempt to put something right there.
You can't put something right unless you know what's wrong, and I want feedback so I can become a better player.
But for others it will mean resolving to put something right, whether it be a relationship or a wrong against someone else.
Hopefully we can put something right by winning at the Gnoll.