put the record straight

put the record straight
put/set the record straight to tell the true facts about a situation in order to show people that what they believed previously was not correct.

She is writing her memoirs to set the record straight once and for all.


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  • put the record straight — put/set the record straight ► to tell someone the true facts about something when they have been given wrong information: »Although the firm quickly put the record straight, the news had a negative impact on their shares. Main Entry: ↑straight …   Financial and business terms

  • put the record straight — set/put/the record straight phrase to tell the truth about something after someone else has not told the truth about it Thesaurus: to be honestsynonym Main entry: record * * * put/set the ˈrecord straight …   Useful english dictionary

  • put the record straight — ► put (or set) the record straight correct a misapprehension. Main Entry: ↑record …   English terms dictionary

  • put the record straight — set the record straight, relayed the events accurately, organized matters …   English contemporary dictionary

  • set/put the record straight — to provide the facts about something that people have a false understanding or idea about Let me set the record straight about what really happened last week. • • • Main Entry: ↑record …   Useful english dictionary

  • put the record straight — to put right any misunderstandings; to correct any false ideas by giving the true facts …   Idioms and examples

  • put/set the record straight — ► to tell someone the true facts about something when they have been given wrong information: »Although the firm quickly put the record straight, the news had a negative impact on their shares. Main Entry: ↑straight …   Financial and business terms

  • set the record straight — put/set the record straight ► to tell someone the true facts about something when they have been given wrong information: »Although the firm quickly put the record straight, the news had a negative impact on their shares. Main Entry: ↑straight …   Financial and business terms

  • put (or set) the record straight — correct a misapprehension. → record …   English new terms dictionary

  • the record straight — To put right a mistake or false impression ● record …   Useful english dictionary

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