put (something) straight

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put (something) straight

To straighten something out or make something properly arranged; to fix, correct, or make amends for something. 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. Sorry I can't come out with you tonight, I've just got to put my marriage straight before I can think of doing anything else.
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put something ˈstraight

make something neat and tidy; organize or settle something properly: Please put all your papers straight before you leave the office.When he discovered that he was dying, he started to put all his affairs straight.
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It is the nightly custom of every good mother after her children are asleep to rummage in their minds and put things straight for next morning, repacking into their proper places the many articles that have wandered during the day.
Hours before, I had put things straight and fit to be seen.
She had been trying to put things straight a little since they left.
Reconciliation led the way, and set to put things straight.
So to put things straight, I have never met David Icke.
Meanwhile, determined to fight the fire, Paul decides to do a radio interview to put things straight.
Meanwhile, keen to fight the fire, Paul decides to do a radio interview to put things straight, but it backfires when it leads to discussion of Dee, her addiction and her history of suicide attempts.
We've got a new game coming up very early, the semi-final, so hopefully we can put things straight there because it's very important.
Mistakes and misunderstandings of the rules can clearly happen to anyone, and we would very much advise any residential landlords who think they might be vulnerable to this sort of investigation into their financial affairs to take advantage of the opportunity to proactively put things straight.
Well to put things straight this is a continuation of the U-VA series.
When, at last, he was ready to take the reins of the situation in his hands, he put things straight.
To put things straight, Big Data is not significant to a large number of CIOs.
A spokeswoman for 10 Downing Street, while trying to lower down the escalated tension between the two countries, said that during his talks with Zardari, Cameron is expected to put things straight and ask Islamabad for substantial action against terror groups breeding on its soil.
When I'm in a position to, I will put things straight.
Let's put things straight," says Kanchelskis, who now works as the general manager of Russian First Division outfit Nosta.