keep (something) straight (in one's mind/head)

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keep (something) straight (in one's mind/head)

To be able to understand something clearly and comprehensively; to keep the details of something clear in one's mind. This project is getting so out of control. I can barely keep it straight in my mind anymore! I'm no good at lying because I can never keep my story straight!
See also: keep, mind, straight
References in classic literature ?
Turn back straight down the street and then when you come out keep straight on.
A man needs some responsibility, or some one dependent upon him to keep straight.
Keep straight on--we will get some and catch up to you.
30pm ITV) WHILE Owen is busy chasing up a debt from a bloke who refuses to pay, Anna and Gary do well to keep straight faces as this is precisely the behaviour that introduced us to the Windass family in the first place.
For instance, try to drive Salisbury Street at the lights and keep straight on Lincoln Street, or take a left onto Route 290, or come from Belmont Street to Lincoln Street.
I just played really well, hit some good shots and in weather like that you just have to keep straight and that's what I do well.
So some balls will turn and some will keep straight.
What they say Tom Dascombe, trainer of Bear Behind "We will see how soft the ground is for him before deciding if he runs, but he's in good shape having won well last time before being disqualified and near the rail should help him keep straight this time.
There was some moments during that where we just couldn't keep straight faces because she's just like dead.
With Colour Squadron proving difficult to keep straight, Captain Conan ran on gamely to win by a short head.
After a while on common land keep straight ahead until a junction of paths.
The cast manage to keep straight faces as they deliver terrible dialogue.
Whoopi Goldberg was Jason and Alex's first guest and the Hollywood star gamely tried to keep straight face when the duo introduced a special report on wild Scottish beavers .
If you want to shorten the walk, you can keep straight on instead of turning right.