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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She gets pounds 2 a week, which she puts straight into her money box.
Hobbs has a good record with horses he puts straight into handicaps, which suggests he thinks the gelding is well treated, especially as he's been dropped 5lb since Leicester.