Puts things straight - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
put something ˈstraight make something neat and tidy; organize or settle something properly: Please put all your papers straight before you leave the office. ♢ When he discovered that he was dying, he started to put all his affairs straight.
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As we have both learned, the most embarrassing aspect of all is when one digs oneself out of the mire only because a much younger family member, or friend, comes and, in a trice, puts things straight
I deserved it, but hopefully this puts things straight