put smb in smb's place

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.

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  • put — I adv. (colloq.) remaining in one place to stay put II v. 1) (B) ( to pose ) to put a question to smb. 2) (d; tr.) ( to place ) to put before (to put a proposal before a committee) 3) (d; tr.) ( to place ) to put in; into (to put milk in/into the …   Combinatory dictionary

  • place — I n. space occupied at a table 1) to lay (BE), set (esp. AE) a place for smb. position 2) to take smb. s place 3) to trade places 4) (misc.) to know one s place (in life); to give up one s place in line/in a queue; to occupy a prominent place in… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • put up — v. 1) (B) ( to propose ) I ll put the idea up to the whole committee 2) (old fashioned) (BE) (d; intr.) ( to stay ) to put up at; with (to put up at a hotel; to put up with friends in Exeter) 3) (d; tr.) ( to offer ) to put up for (to put smt. up …   Combinatory dictionary

  • charge — I n. accusation 1) to bring, level, make a charge; to prefer, press charges 2) to concoct, cook up, fabricate, trump up a charge (they trumped up various charges against her) 3) to prove, substantiate a charge 4) to face a charge 5) to dismiss,… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • spot — I n. mark, stain 1) to leave, make a spot 2) to get out, remove a spot 3) a grease spot mark on the skin 4) a beauty spot area, place 5) a high; isolated, secluded; low spot 6) (soccer) the penalty spot 7) at a spot (let s meet at this same spot… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • nomination — n. 1) to place, put smb. (smb. s name) in nomination 2) to accept; reject a nomination 3) a nomination to (a nomination to a committee) * * * [ˌnɒmɪ neɪʃ(ə)n] put smb. (smb. s name) in nomination reject a nomination to accept to place a… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • notice — I n. heed 1) to take notice of 2) to attract notice 3) to escape notice 4) scant notice (to attract scant notice) sign 5) to place, pose, put up a notice announcement notification 6) to serve notice on 7) advance notice …   Combinatory dictionary

  • arrest — I n. detention 1) to make an arrest 2) to resist arrest 3) a citizen s; false arrest; house arrest 4) an arrest for, on charges of (to make an arrest for murder) 5) under arrest (to be under arrest; to place/put smb. under arrest) stoppage 6) a… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • house arrest — n. to place, put smb. under house arrest * * * put smb. under house arrest to place …   Combinatory dictionary

  • jeopardy — n. 1) to place, put (smb.) in jeopardy 2) (legal) double jeopardy 3) in jeopardy (our lives were in jeopardy) * * * [ dʒepədɪ] put (smb.) in jeopardy (legal) double jeopardy to place in jeopardy (our lives were in jeopardy) …   Combinatory dictionary

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