put straight


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put straight

1. To straighten something or make something properly arranged; to fix, correct, or make amends for something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "put" and "straight." There are a few details in this contract we need to put straight before I'm ready to sign it. Tom's brother really made a mess of things with the company, but there's still time to put things straight. I've just got to put my marriage straight before I can think of doing anything else.
2. To correct someone's attitude, belief, or behavior; to make sure someone understands something correctly. A noun or pronoun is used between "put" and "straight. I had to put Stephen straight after I realized that he'd been operating the machinery wrong this whole time. Helen told me she thought the moon landing was faked, so I had to put her straight!
3. To correct one's own attitude, mindset, or behavior; to make oneself feel, behave, or think correctly. A reflexive pronoun is used between "put" and "straight." I know you're upset, but you need to put yourself straight before we go into that courtroom. Sorry, this whole situation has gotten me all flustered. I just need a minute to put myself straight. He's an addict, so he needs to put himself straight with a fix or he won't be able to function.
See also: put, straight

put/set somebody ˈstraight (about/on something)

make sure that somebody is not mistaken about the real facts in a situation: He thought I was a doctor of medicine, so I put him straight and told him I was a doctor of philosophy. OPPOSITE: lead somebody to believe (that...)
See also: put, set, somebody, straight

put oneself straight

tv. to take a needed dose of drugs. (see also straight.) I gotta get some stuff and put myself straight.
See also: put, straight
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'Meanwhile, by two separate letters addressed to the President of the Senate of the federal republic of Nigeria and the Clerk of the National Assembly dates 11 January 2017, and 17 October 2017 respectively, the senator writes requesting for records at the legislative House to be put straight in respect of the allegations, for which he has been discharged and acquitted by two competent courts of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Now, in Manchester, a patient who needs this type of help will be told by the GP about the telephone service so that they can use it after the consultation and be put straight through to an adviser for confidential help.
Lynn was due to face Sharon Lawson, but as she was unable to fight due to injury Lynn was put straight through to the final to box Megan in the final on March 31.
"The image was completely raw, it was taken on my Canon 16 and put straight on my phone.
I FEEL that it is necessary to put straight some inaccurate points in yesterday's story about delayed bin collections in Newcastle.
New boss Feeney is hoping that record can be put straight this weekend, with his side still only four points above the relegation places and still casting anxious glances over their shoulders.
They also have a filter you can put straight in your salad crisper section in the fridge, PS8.
SIR - I am the Dai Tank mentioned in the article ("A remarkable tale of rugby redemption...", Walesonline.co.uk, June 16, and Western Mail, June 17), and I would like to put straight a few things that were suggested in the article.
All charity requests that come in the post are put straight into the shredder for the same reason.
In the meantime a gallery of photos from the day's action will be put straight onto the website.
(You could also substitute Swiss chard, kale, sorrel, broccoli, or even broccoli rabe.) Most I put straight into the freezer, but I couldn't resist baking a few for myself, just to taste.
So staying silent can get you put straight through to an operator.
THE record needs to be put straight regarding Simon Reed's statement in Wednesday's Journal that my comments completely contradicted the Conservative proposal for free car parking periods in the market towns in the run-up to Christmas.
"I was put straight into the side and to make a permanent move now after a scary end to the season (narrowly avoiding relegation) is brilliant.
Fans of the Telephone singer were put straight when she confirmed that her on-again, off-again relationship with heavy metal drummer, Luc Carl, was officially no more.