put him in his place

put him in his place
tell him he is wrong - that he is out of line
  

Dwaine has insulted all of us. I hope Dad puts him in his place.


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  • put him in his place — reminded him of his subordinate position, taught him a lesson …   English contemporary dictionary

  • put in one's place — {v. phr.}, {informal} To criticize someone for impolite boldness; remind someone of low rank or position; reduce someone s unsuitable pride; deflate. * /The assistant was trying to take command when the professor put him in his place by saying,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put in one's place — {v. phr.}, {informal} To criticize someone for impolite boldness; remind someone of low rank or position; reduce someone s unsuitable pride; deflate. * /The assistant was trying to take command when the professor put him in his place by saying,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put\ in\ one's\ place — v. phr. informal To criticize someone for impolite boldness; remind someone of low rank or position; reduce someone s unsuitable pride; deflate. The assistant was trying to take command when the professor put him in his place by saying, No, I m… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • put someone in his/her place — ◇ Someone who puts you in your place shows you that you are not better than other people and should not be acting in such a confident and proud way. He told her to stop talking, but she quickly put him in his place. • • • Main Entry: ↑place …   Useful english dictionary

  • place — [[t]ple͟ɪs[/t]] ♦ places, placing, placed 1) N COUNT: usu with supp A place is any point, building, area, town, or country. ...Temple Mount, the place where the Temple actually stood. ...a list of museums and places of interest... We re going to… …   English dictionary

  • place — place1 W1S1 [pleıs] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(area/space/building etc)¦ 2¦(home )¦ 3 take place 4¦(space to sit or put something)¦ 5¦(point in book/speech)¦ 6¦(opportunity to do something)¦ 7¦(role/position)¦ 8 in place 9 in place o …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • put smb in smb's place — scold someone for rude or bad behavior She was very angry and really put him in his place over the rude remark …   Idioms and examples

  • put — W1S1 [put] v past tense and past participle put present participle putting [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move to place)¦ 2¦(change somebody s situation/feelings)¦ 3¦(write/print something)¦ 4¦(express)¦ 5 put a stop/an end to something 6 put something into… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • put — [ put ] (past tense and past participle put) verb transitive *** ▸ 1 move something to position ▸ 2 cause to be in situation ▸ 3 write/print something ▸ 4 make someone go to place ▸ 5 give position on list ▸ 6 build/place somewhere ▸ 7 express in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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