think straight

think straight

To think rationally or calmly. This phrase is often used in the negative to convey the opposite. Don't assign him anything else right now—he's so stressed about this case that he can't think straight. After working a 36-hour shift, I can't think straight and only want to climb into bed.
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think straight

to think clearly. (Often negative.) I'm so tired I can't think straight.
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ˈthink straight

think in a clear or logical way: You’re not thinking straight. If you leave your job, how will you support your family?
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Oh dear," she continued impatiently, "what a lot of bother would be saved if only people would say the things they think straight out!
It is getting to be a great effort for me to think straight. Just this nervous weakness I suppose.
So bitterly cold that I couldn't think straight. I had to wear a towelling outfit, with white socks, white clogs, headband and mask.
'Right now I'm hurt and I really can't think straight because I really regret the loss,' said Gonzaga, who had six points for the Lady Troopers.
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The 'Patient Manager'understands that the patient is so worried that they can't think straight, that every small helpful gesture means so much.
Researchers found it's think straight we're hungry "Glucose is virtually the only fuel source for your brain.
This is a guy who can think straight, even when he isn't thinking straight.
"Fortunately, I managed to keep my cool, think straight and release myself."
Jackie, who runs an American diner called Route 66 in the Costa Brava resort with her husband, said: "I can't think straight at all, I'm just in so much shock.
Daniella Monet, Victorious "Don't get so giddy that you can't think straight. Holding your own and staying true to yourself is far more attractive in the long run."
It's hard to think straight, let alone form sentences, when someone is very upset and, what's more, very upset with you; so his being struck dumb is natural, if exasperating.
We are now in a situation where badly-thought-out policies are hastily being imposed on the British public, by a deaf administration which can't think straight.
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