put (someone) right

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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 right

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 (or set) someone right

1 restore someone to health. 2 make someone understand the true facts of a situation.
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put/set somebody ˈright

1 tell somebody the truth about something because they have not understood or they have the wrong information: She was telling everybody that I’d written the report so I soon put her right.
2 make somebody feel better: These tablets should put you right.
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If our mishap were one of those that are cured with a couple of plasters, it would not be so bad; but I am beginning to think that all the plasters in a hospital almost won't be enough to put us right.
Another four-week continuing resolution would put us right back in the same position.
If we manage to beat Shorts it puts us right in the mix again because a lot of the teams at the top will beat each other so that will put us right back in it again.
They are very much in the box seat but if we can win it would really put us right in the mix.
If we can get a win at their place, it would be a massive boost for us and put us right in contention for a Top 4 spot.
You can't look too far ahead, but if we can win the next three games it would put us right back in the mix after all the doom and gloom last week.
A couple of wins has put us right in the hunt for the title.
WE usually rely on Jack Fletcher to put us right on history in these columns, and hopefully he'll correct any howlers in my submission.
The new features put us right up there with some of the best-looking apps.
I'm sure we can get the three points and it will put us right back in there.
Next week is another massive game and it could put us right back in the title race.
It is what it is and it's put us right back up there now.
Three wins in the last week have put us right back in the mix and we are going there to win the game.
We've not been shouting about winning the title but if we were to beat Cowdenbeath it would certainly put us right up there.
It's important we get a run of form, and a few wins on the bounce would put us right back in it, because the league is wide open.