get things straight

get things straight
• to get things straight
• to get it straight
to clear things (it) up.

To get it straight - your name is Walter and I heard you call my employer Daddy, which means you're his son. (J. Wain)

Listen, let's get this straight. Are you calling me a thief? (J. Salinger)

Don't worry. I'll get things straight in the morning. (Gr. Greene)


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