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straighten sb out

informal
phrasal verb with straighten uk   /ˈstreɪ.tən/  us   /-ən/ verb
to improve someone's behaviour: I thought that once he got a girlfriend that would straighten him out.
Translations of “straighten sb out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(某人)改邪歸正,使(某人)端正行為…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(某人)改邪归正,使(某人)端正行为…
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