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put (or set) something to rights

Definition of put or set something to rights in English:

Restore something to its correct or normal state or condition.
Example sentences
  • He also spoke with undisguised passion about doing good works - displaying all of the principled enthusiasm for setting the world to rights that we should hope to instil in all of our young people.
  • That isolation ended several hours ago, when Mrs. Bunyip's baby brother, the self-styled computer expert, arrived to set things to rights.
  • I also need to buy groceries and continue setting up - I've taken a day off this week from putting my apartment to rights, but that's not the way to get rid of the boxes.
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