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 ?
He went back into the sitting-room and, surveying the scene, wondered what to do; he had not the heart to begin trying to set things straight; besides there was no food in the house, and he was hungry.
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. Stupidity on the part of my people left in charge--nothing more.
"Let's set things straight," he said, "before you go.
Bela Padilla has set things straight on whispers dragging her into the Bea Alonzo-Gerald Anderson and Julia Barretto-Joshua Garcia issue of alleged cheating on partners.
To set things straight, how often you should shampoo your hair depends on the kind of hair you have.
The new government won the elections on the promise that it would set things straight by investing in the right sectors.
Home and Away 6pm Dean tries to set things straight with Willow, while Ziggy's drunken antics are becoming a cause for concern, and Brody and Simone's application to a rental agency is rejected.
Fair City RTE One, 8.30pm Orla comes up with a plan to get pregnant while Jackie is forced to set things straight with Pete.
"Before rumors begin to spread, let me set things straight ahead of time: This evening, I requested my release from WWE," Dillinger said in a ( statement released on Twitter .
Too little too late in the end but a massive chance next week against Chester to set things straight.
de Leon would grant me a one-on-one interview soon to set things straight and dispel rumors and the bad publicity about him.
"We are all relishing it and want to set things straight tomorrow night and get back on to a winning run."
In Mandanas, the Court set things straight when it called out Congress for limiting the LGU share to internal revenue taxes only.