put (something) right(redirected from put that 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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Fix, make amends, correct, as in The wheel's come off, but we can put that right in no time, or Victor thought we were moving out, but we put him right. [Late 1800s]
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put something ˈrightcorrect 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.
ˌput things ˈrightdo something to improve a difficult situation or correct a mistake: The company is inefficient. A good director could put things right very quickly.
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