set something to rights

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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put/set sb/sth to ˈrights idiom
to correct sb/sth; to put things in their right places or right order

It took me ages to put things to rights after the workmen had left.

Main entry:rightidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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