get (something) right


: to do, say, or understand (something) accurately or correctly
Let me get this right: you want me to lend you $1,000?!
When you're making a measurement be careful to get it right.
They never get the facts right.

Examples of get (something) right in a Sentence

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“Get (something) right.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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