Set someone straight

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Definition

to set someone straight: to make certain that someone knows the real facts about a situation; to explain exactly how things are to someone
idiom
Kevin has been stealing pencils from Icarus's desk again. Bruno will have to set him straight. He will have to tell him it's not acceptable and explain to him how to behave properly.
Toby still thinks that storks deliver babies. One of these days, Bob will have to set him straight. He will have to explain the real situation to him.

straight: not curving, unbent, level; correct, honest; in order, tidy
adjective

Examples

  • "Bob : I guess I could try to set him straight."

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