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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21 eclipse, Weekend humorist Leigh Anne Jasheway sets things straight for visitors new to the area.
It's only a matter of time before the Supreme Court takes a case, sets things straight, and properly subjects this and similar unconstitutional laws to renewed challenge," said Chuck Michel, a lawyer who filed a brief on behalf of the NRA.
But a Yes vote is not seen as a panacea that sets things straight once and for all.
This now sets things straight that youngest heavyweight champion ever will go the route of current champion Brock Lesnar, who does not perform weekly in the RAW or Smackdown extravaganzas and instead just showing from time to time in select pay-per-view events.
Tracy Lawrence is in the middle of a 30-day tour run, and he sets things straight right away.