get (something) straight


1. make sure you or someone else understands a situation properly






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get your facts/the information straight

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To 'get something straight' means to understand something clearly or to understand what is true or to establish the facts of a situation.

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  1. Let me get this straight - you want to borrow £500 and you can't even roughly say when you'll pay me back? No way!
  2. Let me get something straight with you, you can't borrow my things without asking.

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  1. Make sure you get your facts straight before you submit the article. I don't want to be sued for libel. 
  2. Let's get something straight here - I'm the boss, not you, and I will not have my authority undermined!

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