LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||18/JUN/2008 8:55 AM|
|Assunto:||Make it right|
You tell me your car is in wonderful condition. I buy it from you. A week later, there is a major problem with the engine and the garage bill is US$500. You want to make it right, so you give me US$500 to pay the bill.
I have to go to Buenos Aires on business. I invite you to accompany me. You buy a new suit and take time off from work. The trip is cancelled. A month later, I tell you I want to make things right by inviting you to Bogotá. (A month later, I tell you I want to make right by you by inviting you to Bogotá.)
There are many variations. People even say "to do right".
In short, "to make/do right" is an attempt to correct an unjust situation to the satisfaction of both parties.
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