to set someone straight meaning?

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What is the meaning of "to set someone straight" idiom?

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Idiom Scenario 2:


One of your friends saw you at a restaurant with a woman who is not your wife.  Your friend thinks that he saw you being intimate with the woman.  Your friend has been telling all your other friends that he saw you with another woman.  The fact is that the "other woman" is your niece visiting from out of town.
You need to set your friends straight.
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Idiom Usage:

There is a certain feeling of righteousness or indignation associated with another person not having the correct information and you needing to correct them.  It is as if the speaker expects the other person to have the correct information and if they don't, then it is OK to set them straight in a strong way.
 
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Gerund Form of the Idiom:

Setting someone straight can be a first step in being more assertive.
 
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Idiom Definition:


"to set someone straight"
to inform someone about the actual facts of a situation when that someone does not have the actual facts or is ill-informed
 
Synonyms:
acquaint, advise, apprise, brief, edify, educate, enlighten, familiarize, forewarn, illuminate, instruct, invest, level, notify, relate, show, teach, tell, tip, update, warn, wise
 
 
 
Literally, setting her straight. - - - - ->  a woman doing yoga begins in a sitting position and ends in a lying position with a perfectly straight body.




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Idiom Scenario 1:


Your boss has asked you to work yet another Saturday.  Your boss has been asking you to work Saturdays for the last three months.  You are a busy person.  Perhaps your boss does not realize that you have a life outside work.
Perhaps you need to set your boss straight.
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