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put (one) wise

slang To tell one something that they do not know; to inform one about something of which they are ignorant. We need to put those freshmen wise—they can't keep coming into the senior hallway! Everyone thought that Jen had dumped me, but I was quick to put them wise!
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put wise

Inform or enlighten someone, as in You'd better put Arthur wise about the protocol before he visits them. [Colloquial; early 1900s]
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put someone wise

give someone important information. informal
1950 Graham Greene The Third Man He was a year older and knew the ropes. He put me wise to a lot of things.
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put somebody ˈwise (to something)

(informal) inform somebody about something: If Raquel hadn’t have put me wise, I would have believed him.
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Putting Wise and Muscat - both not known for their diplomacy and coolness in battle - into positions of authority may seem like handing an arsonist a packet of matches, but Paphitis insists it is a masterstroke.
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But, in the absence of the injured David Beckham, putting Wise in charge of England's midfield would be like asking Noel Gallagher to conduct last Night of the Proms.