get one's/the facts straight


: to understand something correctly
You need to get your facts straight.

Examples of get one's/the facts straight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web First, Darity and coauthors don’t get the facts straight. Art Carden, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2022 Your Nutrition podcast, to get the facts straight about the best way to eat and nourish your body during the cross country season. Outside Online, 12 Oct. 2020 So, the onus to help journalists (and frankly, all nonscientists) get the facts straight falls to the scientists doing the science. Shane M. Hanlon, Scientific American, 1 Sep. 2020

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“Get one's/the facts straight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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