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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