set the record straight


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set 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 set the record straight once and for all.
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set the record straight

Fig. to put right a mistake or misunderstanding; to make sure that an account, etc., is correct. The manager thought Jean was to blame, but she soon set the record straight. Jane's mother heard that Tom is a married man, but he set the record straight. He's divorced.
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set the record straight

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put the record straight

COMMON If you set the record straight or put the record straight, you state that something that has been said or written is wrong and then correct the mistake. A company seeing wrong information about itself in a report may struggle to set the record straight. I am amazed at the rubbish written about my alleged lack of fitness. Let me put the record straight.
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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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I am not in the least bit concerned about what price the horse is, but when it makes the front page of the Racing Post I need to set the record straight.
I AM a staff member at Safeway and want to set the record straight over claims we had an advantage in getting tickets for the Scotland v Holland game.
This book seeks to set the record straight through the examination of some of the most significant engineers working today, together with a selection of the most remarkable recent buildings'.
33) contained several inaccuracies and I would like to take this opportunity to set the record straight on two of the most egregious errors.
He thought Calvin Hoffman's 1955 book The Murder of the Man Who Was "Shakespeare" set the record straight.
Bush himself took several weeks to set the record straight.
Would All About Eve have won more nominations than Titanic if there were a category for best makeup in 19507 We'll never know - but it does seem fair to attempt to set the record straight in some way.
Of all the musical institutions in European history, none have been more surrounded by myth and legend than the four ospedali grandi, and none have been more in need of a thorough documentary history, both because of their inherent importance to musical history and simply to set the record straight.
These letters moving portray black gallantry and determination to set the record straight.
While we recognize that we cannot control everything that may be written about the company by third parties, when inaccuracies are called to our attention we have an obligation to set the record straight so that those who choose to invest in our company do so with factual information.
THE Taoiseach must set the record straight on remarks by two US senators that Ireland is a tax haven, it was warned yesterday.
Luke's Self Drive had nothing to do with the case, and we are happy to set the record straight.
And to set the record straight, I'm not coming out of modelling retirement .
I have just read with great interest the letter from R Smith 'No victory for doomed staff' (Echo, January 25) and thought I would set the record straight.
Corey Maggette hoped to set the record straight Monday, a day in which he partially spent explaining to some teammates and the Clipper coaching staff that he is not perturbed about his playing time.