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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put/set somebody ˈright

1 tell somebody the truth about something because they have not understood or they have the wrong information: She was telling everybody that I’d written the report so I soon put her right.
2 make somebody feel better: These tablets should put you right.
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Portsmouth were already one of the danger teams in terms of potentially pulling themselves out of trouble and putting us right in it.
Victory this weekend would enable us to go level on points with London, with another win in September putting us right up there.
Here the film crew follow the comings and goings of staff and patients, with hand - held cameras putting us right at the heart of events.
But I'm not going to support rushing something like this and putting us right back to square one,'' he said.