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verb (adverb)

to make or become less complicated or confusedthe situation will straighten out
US and Canadian to reform or become reformed

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Idioms and Phrases with straighten out

straighten out

1

Clear up disorder, a confusion, or a misunderstanding, as in This is an awful mess; I hope you'll straighten it out, or I don't understand; please straighten me out. [Late 1800s]

2

Adopt an honest, upright course, as in He's only sixteen; I'm sure he'll straighten out before long. [First half of 1900s]

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