set 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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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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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.
That's why it was important to reach them in Spanish and set the record straight.
And to set the record straight, I'm not coming out of modelling retirement .
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.
He believes that it's time to set the record straight and tell people the truth about the path that many scientists take in making and promoting their great discoveries.
To set the record straight, Jason Farrell, the guitar mastermind behind Bluetip, did not nearly die in a heroic trek from the 15th floor of the World Trade Center's smoke-filled South Tower.
Attorney General John Ashcroft in a 1998 interview with Southern Partisan magazine titled "Missouri's Champion of States' Rights and Traditional Southern Values": "Your magazine also helps set the record straight.
I thought I should set the record straight on his mental state.
Bass tries to set the record straight and provide "a balanced and generally objective study" of the complex circumstances that make up the scenario of "Letter From Birmingham Jail," its author, and the recipients who struggled with moral and legal issues during a pivotal moment in America's history.
In addition, the group's strategy calls for releasing the voter guides the Sunday before an election so candidates whose views are distorted do not have time to set the record straight.
After spending another year being force-fed what corporate PR flacks wanted young guys to think was hot, the awards set the record straight on what they found overrated (and let them down) vs.
There have been so many things written in the papers about me that I wanted to set the record straight," she said.
A History Channel documentary that's part of the two-disc set helps lay out the complicated chronology, and there is a fascinating 1979 interview with Blunt, who while giving a tour of a picture exhibition in Buckingham Palace - he was the queen's art curator - tries to set the record straight.