set straight

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set someone straight

to make certain that someone understands something exactly. (Often said in anger or domination.) Please set me straight on this matter. Do you or do you not accept the responsibility for the accident? I set her straight about who she had to ask for permission to leave early.
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set something straight

 and put something straight
to figure out and correct something; to straighten out a mess. I am sorry for the error. I am sure we can set it straight. We'll put this matter straight in a short time.
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set somebody/something straight

to tell someone the true facts about a situation that they had not understood correctly If you think we won't be affected by what's happening in Asia, our chief economist would like to set you straight.
Related vocabulary: set the record straight
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set straight

Correct someone by providing accurate information; also, make an arrangement honest or fair. For example, Let me set you straight about Lisa; she's never actually worked for us, or To set matters straight I'll pay you back Monday. It is sometimes put as set the record straight, meaning "correct an inaccurate account," as in Just to set the record straight, we arrived at ten. [First half of 1900s]
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set (someone) straight

To inform (someone) of the truth of a situation.
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So staying silent can get you put straight through to an operator.
He was keen to point out that he was NEVER sacked by band leader Ted Heath, he did once turn up late for a show in a cricket shirt and was heavily reprimanded for it, but he went on to play a further two years with the Ted Heath Band, so the record has been put straight.
THE record needs to be put straight regarding Simon Reed's statement in Wednesday's Journal that my comments completely contradicted the Conservative proposal for free car parking periods in the market towns in the run-up to Christmas.
I was put straight into the side and to make a permanent move now after a scary end to the season (narrowly avoiding relegation) is brilliant.
Fans of the Telephone singer were put straight when she confirmed that her on-again, off-again relationship with heavy metal drummer, Luc Carl, was officially no more.
The lines can be put straight on the barbecue, under the grill or in the pan without defrosting, and cook in seven minutes.
Stocksbridge failed to clear a corner and the ball was put straight through to Newby on the edge of the penalty area.
Internet forums were rife with speculation and detectives faced a race against time to catch the men who had been in the car so the record could be put straight.
It was a struggle at first, but after being put straight a couple of times, including through an illuminating Betfair briefing, Sir Philip became so proficient that by the end he was offering advice to betting and racing left, right and centre.
Whatever the complication that might have been happening has been put straight and everyone is now happy," said Kiir.
Thanks to the new, patented MRS Multi Rotation System extruder from Gneuss, the flakes can be put straight into the extruder.
Add the batter to the hot fat in the baking tin and put straight back in the oven.
You will not, of course, find Plecnik mentioned in Mr Frampton's own books on the architecture of this century, but at least the record is now being put straight.
5) Raise the bed a few inches, if possible, and put straight backs and cushions on toilet seats and sofas;
From the boiling water it was put straight into a bag of tap water, which was then placed in the freezer.