Put Someone In His Place Meaning

(idiomatic) To bring somebody down; to humble or rebuke.

Example:   His quips at the party aimed to put the CEO in his place.
2014 Nov. 18, Daniel Taylor, "England and Wayne Rooney see off Scotland in their own back yard," The Guardian:
  The response, culminating in Rooney finishing off a slick exchange of incisive, pass-them-to-death football, quickly put Scotland back in their place.