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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.
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.
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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]
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get something ˈright/ˈstraightunderstand 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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