set/put (something) straight


: to put everything in its proper place in (something) : to organize (something)
After supper, the kids helped set/put the kitchen straight.

Examples of set/put (something) straight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The record is being set straight on Kate Middleton's recent health scare. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 2 Feb. 2024 Camilla opted to wear the Belgian Sapphire Tiara for the event along with its coordinating necklace and bracelet — another set straight from Queen Elizabeth's jewelry box. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 5 Dec. 2023 For those wondering, Bajos’ nanny gets set straight about the differences between gasoline and petroleum jelly. WIRED, 1 Nov. 2023 The speculation around Lisa Rinna’s exit from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been set straight once and for all. Esther Kang, Peoplemag, 19 Oct. 2023 In the end, these are gifts that will dazzle, get put straight to use and make that teenage life all the more enjoyable. Jasmine Gomez, Women's Health, 9 Aug. 2023 There seems to have been some confusion as to which patty-flipping yellow sponge has reportedly stolen Ariana Grande’s heart — and now the record has been set straight. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 24 July 2023 The world has gone hysterical over A.I. and had to be set straight. Rachel Shin, Fortune, 29 June 2023 On the other hand, sustainable aviation fuel is chemically identical to jet fuel and can be put straight into existing airplanes with no alterations or blended with existing fossil fuels. Dallas News, 10 May 2022

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“Set/put (something) straight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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