get something right/straight

get something straight

Fig. to understand something clearly. Now get this straight. You're going to fail history. Let me get this straight. I'm supposed to go there in the morning?
See also: get, straight

get right

Understand accurately or do correctly, as in If I get it right, you're not leaving until tomorrow, or The faucet works perfectly; the plumber finally got it right. [First half of 1900s]
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get straight

Also, have straight. Understand correctly or make something clear, as in Now let's get it straight-you'll take over at four, or Do I have it straight about when you're leaving? This expression uses straight in the sense of "in proper order" or "not confused." [c. 1920]
See also: get, straight

get something ˈright/ˈstraight

understand something clearly and correctly: Have I got this right? You want me to jump off the bridge and onto a moving train? Never!Let’s get one thing straight. I’m the boss and I tell you what to do.

get right

verb
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get straight

and get right
in. to take a dose of a drug to end drug craving. (Drugs.) You’ll never get straight if you keep smoking that stuff. I need to get right before anything else.
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