get straight

Also, have straight. Understand correctly or make something clear, as in Now let's get it straight—you'll take over at four, or Do I have it straight about when you're leaving? This expression uses straight in the sense of “in proper order” or “not confused.” [c. 1920]


Nearby words

  1. get someone's number,
  2. get something into one's head,
  3. get something off one's chest,
  4. get something on someone,
  5. get somewhere,
  6. get stuffed,
  7. get the advantage of,
  8. get the air,
  9. get the ax,
  10. get the ball rolling

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