put (something) to rights

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put (something) to rights

To restore or arrange something to its proper, natural, or original state or condition. I never worry about keeping my hotel room tidy, because I know they'll send someone to put it to rights once I leave. That new assistant is completely useless. Now I'm going to have to spend the entire weekend putting this contract to rights!
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put/set something to ˈrights

correct a situation, especially one which is unfair; put things in their right places or right order: As a young politician, she wanted to set the world to rights.It took me ages to put things to rights after the workmen had left.
See also: put, right, set, something