Значение идиомы put in one’s place

[put in one’s place] {v. phr.}, {informal} To criticize someone forimpolite boldness; remind someone of low rank or position; reducesomeone’s unsuitable pride; deflate.

The assistant was trying totake command when the professor put him in his place by saying, “No, I’m the boss here.”

She was a teacher who could put a troublemakerin his place with just a glance.

Syn.: CUT DOWN TO SIZE.


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