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English definition of “put/set someone straight”

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put/set someone straight

to make certain that someone knows the real facts about a situation: Don't worry, I set him straight (on this matter).
Translations of “put/set someone straight”
in Chinese (Traditional) 確保(某人)瞭解實情, 使(某人)瞭解真相…
in Chinese (Simplified) 确保(某人)了解实情, 使(某人)了解真相…
(Definition of put/set someone straight from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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