Puts one straight - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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put (someone) straight
To correct someone's attitude, belief, or behavior; to make sure someone understands something correctly. I had to put Stephen straight 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 straight!
put/set somebody ˈstraight (about/on something) make sure that somebody is not mistaken about the real facts in a situation: He thought I was a doctor of medicine, so I put him straight and told him I was a doctor of philosophy. OPPOSITE: lead somebody to believe (that...)
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It is not simply a re-stocking system, that if you take one off the shelf somebody comes up and puts one straight