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set straight

verb phrase

To determine or specify the truth: Let me set you straight on that allegation/ I've come to set the whole thing straight (1849+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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  • I remember he had bigger ears than common, too; they sort of set straight out.

    Against Odds Lawrence L. Lynch
  • Forgive me, boy, forgive—It was my wish from the first that you should be set straight.

    The Scarlet Feather Houghton Townley
  • How many things will then be set straight, that now are crooked!

  • These things however are not often set straight by reasoning about them.

    The House That Grew Mrs. Molesworth
  • The elbows (value 5) should set straight, neither in nor out.

    Hunting Dogs Oliver Hartley
  • "There's a matter I wish to set straight," she said impressively.

    A Fortunate Term

    Angela Brazil
  • "Things never can be set straight too soon," said the old lady.

    The Lucky Piece Albert Bigelow Paine
  • I had to fight to get him into the stone, and the patterns were not set straight in that terminal.

    The Door Through Space Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Her knives were twice as long as a scythe, set straight upon the handle.

    Gulliver's Travels

    Jonathan Swift
Idioms and Phrases with set straight

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 asset 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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