put (something) straight

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put (something) straight

To straighten something out or make something properly arranged; to fix, correct, or make amends for something. There are a few details in this contract we need to put straight before I'm ready to sign it. Tom's brother really made a mess of things with the company, but there's still time to put things straight. Sorry I can't come out with you tonight, I've just got to put my marriage straight before I can think of doing anything else.
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References in classic literature ?
Hours before, I had put things straight and fit to be seen.
Mistakes and misunderstandings of the rules can clearly happen to anyone, and we would very much advise any residential landlords who think they might be vulnerable to this sort of investigation into their financial affairs to take advantage of the opportunity to proactively put things straight.
When, at last, he was ready to take the reins of the situation in his hands, he put things straight.
What got to me a little bit was not having my chance to win the titles back and put things straight.
A spokeswoman for 10 Downing Street, while trying to lower down the escalated tension between the two countries, said that during his talks with Zardari, Cameron is expected to put things straight and ask Islamabad for substantial action against terror groups breeding on its soil.
When I'm in a position to, I will put things straight.
They'll come out hungry and will want to put things straight.
We know it is going to be extremely hard and they will be out to put things straight, but obviously we are looking forward to it and in a sense we have nothing to lose.
The replay was one of the low points of my career, and I'd love to put things straight tomorrow by helping us take all three points.
Let's put things straight," says Kanchelskis, who now works as the general manager of Russian First Division outfit Nosta.
Still, he had the chance to put things straight last time, and though he won cosily enough, I was disappointed that the winning margin wasn't further, and I thought he ran as though he might be needing a little break - it remains to be seen if a 1-day break has recharged the batteries
We have a bit to work on before the next game --hopefully we will put things straight and come out fighting against the Maori.
But it is only one game and we will get plenty of chances to put things straight over the remainder of the season.
Mary Midgley intends to put things straight, to get our heads screwed on right and to place us back on our morally reforming feet.