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set (one) straight

To correct one's attitude, belief, or behavior; to make sure one understands something correctly. I had to set Stephen straight after I realized that he'd been operating the machinery wrong this whole time. Helen told me she thought the moon landing was faked, so I had to set her straight!
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set (something) straight

To straighten something out or make something properly arranged; to fix, correct, or make amends for something. We still need to set a few details straight in this contract before I'm ready to sign it. I've got to set my marriage straight before I can think of doing anything else.
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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 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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put/set somebody ˈstraight (about/on something)

make sure that somebody is not mistaken about the real facts in a situation: He thought I was a doctor of medicine, so I put him straight and told him I was a doctor of philosophy. OPPOSITE: lead somebody to believe (that...)
See also: put, set, somebody, straight

set (someone) straight

To inform (someone) of the truth of a situation.
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All charity requests that come in the post are put straight into the shredder for the same reason.
In the meantime a gallery of photos from the day's action will be put straight onto the website.
Most I put straight into the freezer, but I couldn't resist baking a few for myself, just to taste.
So staying silent can get you put straight through to an operator.
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.
But as it has now grown via the internet from speculation from one source in Australasia to a real possibility on web sites across Europe we thought rugby supporters would like the record 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,eIN said Kiir.
The unexpected setback took much of the spring from Pompey's early stride, and Turnbull was able to distinguish himself with a number of clean catches as the home side tried to put straight balls into the box for Defoe and Peter Crouch.
Thanks to the new, patented MRS Multi Rotation System extruder from Gneuss, the flakes can be put straight into the extruder.