get straight

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get straight

To stop taking a drug. If you don't get straight, these drugs could end up killing you.
See also: get, straight
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get something straight

Fig. to understand something clearly. Now get this straight. You're going to fail history. Let me get this straight. I'm supposed to go there in the morning?
See also: get, straight
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

get straight

Also, have straight. Understand correctly or make something clear, as in Now let's get it straight-you'll take over at four, or Do I have it straight about when you're leaving? This expression uses straight in the sense of "in proper order" or "not confused." [c. 1920]
See also: get, straight
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 straight

and get right
in. to take a dose of a drug to end drug craving. (Drugs.) You’ll never get straight if you keep smoking that stuff. I need to get right before anything else.
See also: get, straight
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