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get (something) right

To do, understand, or answer something accurately and/or correctly. I sure didn't get ace the exam, but I think I got quite a few right. You'll save yourself a bunch of work if you just get it right the first time.
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get right

1. To have a clear understanding of something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "get" and "right." Is the meeting at 4:00? Did I get that right?
2. To stop taking a drug. If you don't get right, these drugs could end up killing you.
See also: get, right
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

get right

Understand accurately or do correctly, as in If I get it right, you're not leaving until tomorrow, or The faucet works perfectly; the plumber finally got it right. [First half of 1900s]
See also: get, right
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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get right

verb
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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What we are doing is to make life better, to continue to do those things that we have gotten right and improve on those things that we think have been lacking, for the benefit of Nigerians.
Northumberland County councillor Trevor Thorn urged ministers to take up the scheme as a matter of national urgency, warning it had to be "gotten right" once and for all.
It's just completely unsuitable for the development of business and industry and it's one part of our infrastructure that has to be gotten right."
And there have been some matters which the CIA has gotten right and INR wrong.
And on the big questions, INR has consistently gotten right what other agencies have gotten wrong.
Here at last is a fictional film that actually feels homemade - something Hollywood has tried many times but never quite gotten right. As the film's directors have pointed out, one reason older fake documentaries seem so phony today is that so many people have used cameras now.