set (someone) right/straight

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Definition of set (someone) right/straight

: to tell (someone) who is wrong about something what the real facts are She set him straight about what happened.

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“Set (someone) right/straight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/set%20%28someone%29%20right%2Fstraight. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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