put the record straight


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put the record straight

To make the true facts of something clear, especially when they have been previously mistaken, misunderstood, or misrepresented. There have been a lot of crazy rumors flying around for the last few days, so I'd like to put the record straight once and for all.
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put (or set) the record straight

give the true version of events that have been reported incorrectly; correct a misapprehension.
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put/set the ˈrecord straight

(informal) give a correct version, explanation of events, facts, etc. because you think somebody has made a mistake: I think there has been some misunderstanding so I’d like to set the record straight.
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CHANCE TO SHINE: Duntle looks set to put the record straight
I WRITE to put the record straight as to the circumstances surrounding the charge for the Mayor's dinner.
Whilst in no way wishing to take away from Bryn Bella's other green achievements and credentials, I would be grateful if you would kindly put the record straight on this particular matter!
MOSELEY will be looking to put the record straight when they take on London Scottish at Billesley Common tomorrow.
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But they put the record straight with a polished, enterprising performance and the only surprise was that they did not score more.
And Blues boss David Young believes Gloucester will be out to "put the record straight" at Kingsholm (3pm).
CARDIFF Blues boss David Young believes Gloucester will be out to "put the record straight" in today's LV Cup clash at Kingsholm.
PETER Moores is determined to "move on" with Lancashire - even though he admits he has yet to put the record straight over his sacking as England coach.
BMX rider Shanaze Reade will "put the record straight" and strike gold at the London 2012 Olympics, cycling performance director David Brailsford has predicted.
"Catterick never put the record straight - and at his press conference before the next match, an FA Cup third round tie, he told the assembled hacks: 'Gentlemen this is not my team, it is the hooligans' team.' "Well 'the hooligans' team' won the FA Cup that year!
So to put the record straight, Danny and RED I have known each other for years.
This song would have brought back many memories to my cousins who watched this show and I thought I would put the record straight in memory of the great Frank and Doris, of whom many of your older readers will have fond memories.
SUNDERLAND boss Paolo Di Canio has put the record straight about an incident at the team's hotel.
I would just like to put the record straight about the meeting with Vince Cable last week.