think straight

think straight

To think rationally or calmly. This phrase is often used in the negative to convey the opposite. Don't assign him anything else right now—he's so stressed about this case that he can't think straight. After working a 36-hour shift, I can't think straight and only want to climb into bed.
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think straight

to think clearly. (Often negative.) I'm so tired I can't think straight.
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ˈthink straight

think in a clear or logical way: You’re not thinking straight. If you leave your job, how will you support your family?
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It is getting to be a great effort for me to think straight.
Oh dear," she continued impatiently, "what a lot of bother would be saved if only people would say the things they think straight out
The 'Patient Manager'understands that the patient is so worried that they can't think straight, that every small helpful gesture means so much.
THE "battles" David Corkery has been through in his rugby career must have affected his ability to think straight.
A study by Ohio State University in the US has found it's harder to think straight on an empty stomach.
Fortunately, I managed to keep my cool, think straight and release myself.
Jackie, who runs an American diner called Route 66 in the Costa Brava resort with her husband, said: "I can't think straight at all, I'm just in so much shock.
Daniella Monet, Victorious "Don't get so giddy that you can't think straight.
It's hard to think straight, let alone form sentences, when someone is very upset and, what's more, very upset with you; so his being struck dumb is natural, if exasperating.
We are now in a situation where badly-thought-out policies are hastily being imposed on the British public, by a deaf administration which can't think straight.
Bands performing Saturday include Motion of the Ocean, Fog Wizard, Division of Hate, Faces of Mars, Ben Levin Group, Our Name is Legions, Signs of Chaos, Think Straight, Arsenal, Lost Since a Thought and World Enemies.
I Can't Think Straight Censored in India Formerly-PG lesbo flick got adult rating & sex scene chopped
So used to it in fact, that when the script for I Can't Think Straight landed she did a double take when she saw she was being considered for the part of housekeeper rather than the archetypal Indian mother.
Broken, a gentle, emotional ballad was written for The World Unseen, while the slightly more uptempo follow-up, Little Feeling, out in May, is in I Can't Think Straight.
I Can't Think Straight," novelist/filmmaker Shamim Sharif's lesbian romantic comedy, offers a lamely feel-good mix of the familiar and the exotic (female polo players, anyone?
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