put (someone) straight

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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!
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EMMERDALE ITV IT seems some of the villagers are still under the impression that Pierce is a decent guy - until Rhona puts them straight this week by revealing exactly what he did to her.
She puts them straight and tells them that he raped her.
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