put (something) right

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put (something) right

To fix, correct, or make amends for something. I know I said some things I shouldn't have, so I'm here to put things right between us. We need to put this right before we launch the product, or else we'll have bigger problems once it's in the wild.
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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 something ˈright

correct something; repair something: There seems to be a mistake in my hotel bill. I wonder if you could put it right, please?There’s nothing seriously wrong with your television. I can put it right in ten minutes.
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ˌput things ˈright

do something to improve a difficult situation or correct a mistake: The company is inefficient. A good director could put things right very quickly.
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If you get it wrong an estate agent will rightly point out that you can devalue your house, or simply put off perspective buyers who don't like the look and would see the cost of putting something right as off putting.
The logistics of putting something right on the fourth and fifth floors in the top corner of the building is a nightmare really.
As in other areas of the health service, it appears that the cost of putting something right is greater than the cost of doing it right in the first place.
A change is indicated and it seems as if Fate steps in and helps you by solving a few problems and putting something right that could easily have gone against you.
What's going to be the cost of putting something right if it goes wrong?
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