put something right

put (something) right

To fix, correct, or make amends for something. I know I said some things I shouldn't have, so I'm here to put things right between us. We need to put this right before we launch the product, or else we'll have bigger problems once it's in the wild.
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put something ˈright

correct something; repair something: There seems to be a mistake in my hotel bill. I wonder if you could put it right, please?There’s nothing seriously wrong with your television. I can put it right in ten minutes.
See also: put, right, something
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"It got to me that people could behave like that, it's not nice to see but I saw the opportunity to put something right and spent around three hours there."
"I don't think we should underestimate the amount of resources needed to put something right."
"But I've got no qualms with people voicing their opinions and trying to put something right.
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"We fell short by one point last year," said Keane; "this year there is that feeling that we need to prove a point, that we need to put something right.
Open letter to Mr Cameron Dear Mr Cameron The reason I write, is I think it's time to put something right. Why is it that year after year, when the New Year's honours list appears, don't you find it really odd that there's no knighthood for Ken Dodd?
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."
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"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.
"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." "It is not about being involved in the squad or touring South Africa and having a great time -it is about winning a Test series - that is the bottom line.
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.'
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