English version

put somebody in their place

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishput somebody in their placeput somebody in their placeREJECT/NOT ACCEPTto show someone that they are not as clever or important as they think they are I soon put him in his place. place
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put somebody in their placeBattered and beleaguered, Arsenal had been put firmly in their place.Was Morrissey helped put them in their place.I'd like to put her in her place - she thinks she's so special.The Administration of Justice Act 1982 swept away the remaining ones without putting anything in their place.
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