put/set (something) to rights


: to put (something) back into the normal or proper condition
He helped his mother put things to rights after his father died.

Examples of put/set (something) to rights in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Sir John finally accepts his well-deserved comeuppance, and all is put to rights in that fugal finale. Dallas News, 2 Aug. 2022 This has now been put to rights with a $13 million construction project, which has restored the centrality of the library to the Morgan campus. Michael J. Lewis, WSJ, 27 July 2022

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“Put/set (something) to rights.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%2Fset%20%28something%29%20to%20rights. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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