get the facts straight

get (one's)/the facts straight

To know and understand the facts of a situation, or to present them in an accurate way. You better get your facts straight before you accuse her of anything. Then he needs to get his facts straight because I never said that! I'm not sure they got the facts straight for this story.
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get the facts straight

 and have the facts straight
Fig. to have an understanding of the real facts. Ask a lot of questions and get all of your facts straight. Please be sure you have the facts straight before you make a decision.
See also: fact, get, straight
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The Daily News might have its editorial writers attend that meeting to get the facts straight and think about the issues before they start writing their next MTA editorial.