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put me in my place

put me in my place

Date: Apr 17 2008

Themes: Family, Pop Culture


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“They put me in my place.”

- Beyonce Knowles, singer and actress, on how her family raised her.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

to remind you you’re not as important as you think you are

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

Beyonce Knowles is a diva, but she still has a kind heart and good perspective about her fame. Her family made sure of that! They put her in her place from the moment she got famous. And it worked because Beyonce understands that she is not the most important person in the world.

In 2006, she took a part in Dreamgirls, a movie about a girl band. And we all know Beyonce can sing, but in the movie she toned down her voice to play a back-up singer for American Idol’s Jennifer Hudson. She didn’t let her ego get in the way. She was humble. A role she learned from being put in her place by her family.

Honestly, though, Beyonce has a right to feel important. It would be hard for someone to put her in her place these days. Her life seems perfect with a new album coming up and marriage to rapper Jay-Z.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“I am glad you told her the truth. You put her in her place.”

“He is being so mean to the customers. Someone needs to put him in his place!”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

put me in my place can mean that someone is demanding for respect from someone or warning someone to give him/her what he/she deserves.it is always used when one is angry.
by adomdaaksolay
Eydo make someone aware of their rank or status
by Eydo
abuhaseeb i think it means : " they prevented me from overstepping bounds"
by abuhaseeb
vanona to put any one in the place means to put him in the suitable position
by vanona
永恒破灭者 to remind you you’re not as important as you think you are
by 永恒破灭者
alireza n to show me that I'm not as clever or important as I think I am
by alireza n
Juliny to say something so firmly that other person has nothing to say in reply to it.
by Juliny
Nathalya09 I think it's used when someone just get us back to earth when we are for some reason, out of the right way, thinking maybe we're more important, beautiful, popular,etc, than the other people.
by Nathalya09
Act in such a way that lower the self esteem
by kaushalyats
Ahana to let someone know that they are not as important as they think they are...to let them know which place they belong to.
by Ahana

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Hong Kong

Yes, sometimes when people get lost…It's frankly speaking to telling people what's the position they are actually.

05:50 PM Sep 28 2010 |




it's a bit subjective addverb and means to band some movement of othersSealed and put them on the way you think is more sutable for the situation Cool 

06:52 AM Mar 18 2009 |




nice lesson

02:17 PM Jan 17 2009 |



that’s why I love slang

02:50 PM Apr 21 2008 |




that was clear enough to get the meaning
thank YOu! _

06:24 PM Apr 20 2008 |




i think it’s a rearrangement of self presumption

03:32 PM Apr 20 2008 |




07:09 AM Apr 20 2008 |




I love beyoncééé i love

04:11 PM Apr 17 2008 |

muharrem GÜVEN


HEY Hello how are you miss

01:25 PM Apr 17 2008 |



some times is very helpful when somebody put us in our place…

12:37 PM Apr 17 2008 |

Lover for Ever

Saudi Arabia


10:58 AM Apr 17 2008 |



It is very useful for me,tell the truth,it is right that i did not have the ability which i think i have.

08:04 AM Apr 17 2008 |





12:07 AM Apr 17 2008 |

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