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English definition of “straighten sb out”

straighten sb out

informal phrasal verb with straighten     /ˈstreɪ.tən/ US  /-ən/ verb
to improve someone's behaviour : I thought that once he got a girlfriend that would straighten him out.Making things betterBecoming better
(Definition of straighten sb out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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