set (someone) right/straight

idiom

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

Examples of set (someone) right/straight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The match was suspended for just over 33 minutes early in the second set right after Boulter held serve with an ace to go up 1-0. Ivan Carter, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Mar. 2024 The record is being set straight on Kate Middleton's recent health scare. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 2 Feb. 2024 The sun will set right on the hour Sunday and get even later in the coming weeks. Kate Armanini, Chicago Tribune, 28 Jan. 2024 Sadow suggested that a trial date not be set right now to allow time to see how things play out. Kate Brumback The Associated Press, arkansasonline.com, 2 Dec. 2023 There will be four restaurants and bars—some of which will be set right upon the sand—while a spa is hidden within manicured gardens. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 27 Dec. 2023 Sunbathe at La Concha San Sebastián has a prime position in the Basque Country, set right on the sea. Sarah James, Condé Nast Traveler, 11 Nov. 2023 Situated on eight acres of tropical gardens, Rockhouse Hotel on Negril's west side features an on-site restaurant serving traditional Jamaican dishes, a spa set right on the beach, and an infinity pool. Michelle Gross, Travel + Leisure, 8 Dec. 2023 Camilla opted to wear the Belgian Sapphire Tiara for the event along with its coordinating necklace and bracelet — another set straight from Queen Elizabeth's jewelry box. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 5 Dec. 2023

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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 18 Apr. 2024.

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