put someone in his/her place

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Definition of put someone in his/her place

: to say or do something to show someone that he or she is not better than other people and should not be acting in such a confident and proud way He told her to stop talking, but she quickly put him in his place.

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“Put someone in his/her place.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20someone%20in%20his%2Fher%20place. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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