get something straight

get something straight

To have a clear understanding of something. Before we get into this debate, let's get something straight—we are to focus solely on the topic at hand, so no deviating into unrelated subjects. Let's get something straight: I am the boss, and you are the employee, which means that when I ask you to do something, you're expected to do it.
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get something ˈright/ˈstraight

understand something clearly and correctly: Have I got this right? You want me to jump off the bridge and onto a moving train? Never!Let’s get one thing straight. I’m the boss and I tell you what to do.
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