Meaning of “put sb in their place” in the English Dictionary

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"put sb in their place" in British English

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put sb in their place

C2 to tell or show someone that they are less important than they thought:

When he tried to take charge, she soon put him in his place.

(Definition of “put sb in their place” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)