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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I know a place round the corner here, where you can get a drop of the finest Scotch whisky you ever tasted - put you right in less than no time.
They won't crush the stench of sin, but with a little imagination, they can put you right back in the Garden of Eden.
Williams' vivid descriptions put you right in the middle of the action.
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