Definition of get something straight in English:

get something straight


  • Make a situation clear, especially by reaching an understanding.

    ‘Therefore, please, through your newspaper, let's get the facts straight and clear so that everyone will know the correct position.’
    • ‘So let's just get the facts straight about the whole refugee and asylum seeker situation.’
    • ‘Just 35 percent of the respondents thought the press got their facts straight, compared with 45 percent previously; 56 percent said news coverage was inaccurate altogether.’
    • ‘It would be a service to the debate if he got his facts straight.’
    • ‘It's good to know that they've finally got their priorities straight.’
    • ‘Beatrix Potter always got her facts straight and so should all other authors.’
    • ‘I believe he's probably got the story straight, since he's in charge.’
    • ‘After eight funerals in less than three years I am currently pondering my feelings on death and the grieving process; I'll get back to you when I've got it straight in my head.’
    • ‘After four decades on this globe, I'm finally getting my priorities straight.’
    • ‘So it was a way of everybody getting their stories straight before talking to the police, in your view?’
    • ‘Conveniently for him, it absolves journalists from having any responsibility for getting their facts straight in the first place.’
    • ‘Get all the facts straight in your head and think about it clearly.’