set (something) straight

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set (something) straight

To straighten something out or make something properly arranged; to fix, correct, or make amends for something. We still need to set a few details straight in this contract before I'm ready to sign it. I've got to set my marriage straight before I can think of doing anything else.
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set someone straight

to make certain that someone understands something exactly. (Often said in anger or domination.) Please set me straight on this matter. Do you or do you not accept the responsibility for the accident? I set her straight about who she had to ask for permission to leave early.
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set something straight

 and put something straight
to figure out and correct something; to straighten out a mess. I am sorry for the error. I am sure we can set it straight. We'll put this matter straight in a short time.
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set straight

Correct someone by providing accurate information; also, make an arrangement honest or fair. For example, Let me set you straight about Lisa; she's never actually worked for us, or To set matters straight I'll pay you back Monday. It is sometimes put as set the record straight, meaning "correct an inaccurate account," as in Just to set the record straight, we arrived at ten. [First half of 1900s]
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set (someone) straight

To inform (someone) of the truth of a situation.
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References in classic literature ?
Hilbery was constantly reverting to the story, it was always in this tentative and restless fashion, as though by a touch here and there she could set things straight which had been crooked these sixty years.
I might have lost seriously, if I had not got back in time to set things straight.
Let's set things straight," he said, "before you go.
Nawaz warned that they [ECP officials] should keep in mind that he 'will not forget such excesses' and set things straight after coming into power gain.
So great was the back stabbing and chaos that, in July, Trump turned to an upright military figure, retired Gen John Kelly, to set things straight as chief of staff.
Even a small miscalculation in the primary insurance amount may derail their plans -- especially if it's magnified by early or delayed collection -- so it's important to help them set things straight as soon as possible.
Although he certainly didn't shy away from sending Navy SEALS to raid Yemeni villages supposedly held by Al-Qaeda shortly after his inauguration, it was the barrage of Tomahawk missiles he launched on a Syrian military airfield that set things straight on this issue.
The indicators of growth are not at par with the aspirations of the common people and a genuine willingness to set things straight is still missing.
She, however, welcomed the chance to set things straight.
When Sookie takes her conjuring too far, it is up to Cat to set things straight.
She said that at one point, in an attempt to cut to the chase, she planned to look to Andy to set things straight.
Although we thought that the SPO will be an institution that will finally set things straight, it's disappointing that we saw no results
This is the part that I liked the best, a turning point in Amir's life where he decides to change himself and set things straight for all that he had done.
But we hopefully can set things straight on Monday.
Because the tops of the steel frame slant downwards toward the floor at the back of the store, the whole place feels tilted--and the backgammon-patterned floor doesn't do much to set things straight.