put or set to rights

  • 1 put the world to rights — set/put/the world to rights humorous phrase to have a conversation with someone in which you exchange opinions on a range of subjects, especially opinions on how to solve society’s problems Thesaurus: to have a conversation with someonesynonym… …

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  • 2 set to rights — ► put (or set) to rights restore to the correct or normal state. Main Entry: ↑right …

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  • 3 set\ to\ rights — • put to rights • set to rights v. phr. informal To put in good order; clean up. It took the company a long time to put the office to rights after the fire. It took Mrs. Smith an hour to set the room to rights after the party …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 4 put (or set) something to rights — restore something to its correct state. → right …

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  • 5 put/set to rights — put/set (something) to rights : to put (something) back into the normal or proper condition He helped his mother put things to rights [=put things in order] after his father died. • • • Main Entry: ↑right …

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  • 6 set to rights — Adjust, regulate, put in order, put to rights …

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  • 7 set to rights — See: PUT TO RIGHTS …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 8 set to rights — See: PUT TO RIGHTS …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 9 To set to rights — Right Right, n. [AS. right. See {Right}, a.] 1. That which is right or correct. Specifically: (a) The straight course; adherence to duty; obedience to lawful authority, divine or human; freedom from guilt, the opposite of moral wrong. (b) A true… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 put to rights — ► put (or set) to rights restore to the correct or normal state. Main Entry: ↑right …

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  • 11 put something to rights — put/set/something to rights phrase to make something go back to its normal state again We’ll have to put the place to rights before they get back. Thesaurus: to make something bettersynonym Main entry: right * * * …

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  • 12 set something to rights — put/set/something to rights phrase to make something go back to its normal state again We’ll have to put the place to rights before they get back. Thesaurus: to make something bettersynonym Main entry: right * * * …

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  • 13 put\ to\ rights — • put to rights • set to rights v. phr. informal To put in good order; clean up. It took the company a long time to put the office to rights after the fire. It took Mrs. Smith an hour to set the room to rights after the party …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 14 set the world to rights — set/put/the world to rights humorous phrase to have a conversation with someone in which you exchange opinions on a range of subjects, especially opinions on how to solve society’s problems Thesaurus: to have a conversation with someonesynonym… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 set up — Synonyms and related words: abet, aggrandize, aggravate, aid, amend, angel, animate, annoy, apotheose, apotheosize, arouse, arrange, array, assemble, assist, author, avail, back, bail out, bankroll, base, bear, bear a hand, beatify, befriend,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 set — set1 W1S1 [set] v past tense and past participle set present participle setting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(put)¦ 2¦(put into surface)¦ 3¦(story)¦ 4¦(consider)¦ 5¦(establish something)¦ 6¦(start something happening)¦ 7¦(decide something)¦ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 set — [c]/sɛt / (say set) verb (set, setting) –verb (t) 1. to put in a particular place or position: to set a vase on a table. 2. to put into some condition or relation: to set a house on fire. 3. to apply: to set fire to a house. 4. to cause to begin …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 put to rights — Synonyms and related words: amend, arrange, compensate, correct, emend, give satisfaction, make all square, make good, make right, order, pay reparations, put in order, put in shape, put right, put straight, recompense, rectify, redress, reduce… …

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  • 19 set right — Synonyms and related words: accommodate, accord, adapt, adjust, adjust to, amend, assimilate, atone, attune, awaken, break the spell, broaden the mind, burst the bubble, catechize, civilize, compensate, conduct to, coordinate, correct, cover, cut …

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  • 20 put to rights — or[set to rights] {v. phr.}, {informal} To put in good order; clean up. * /It took the company a long time to put the office to rights after the fire./ * /It took Mrs. Smith an hour to set the room to rights after the party./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms