set/put the record straight

Definition of 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.

Word by Word Definitions

set play
  1. : to cause to sit : place in or on a seat

  2. : to put (a fowl) on eggs to hatch them

  3. : to put (eggs) for hatching under a fowl or into an incubator

  1. : the act or action of setting

  2. : the condition of being set

  3. : a number of things of the same kind that belong or are used together

  1. : intent, determined

  2. : intentional, premeditated

  3. : fixed by authority or appointment : prescribed, specified

put play
  1. : to place in a specified position or relationship : lay

  2. : to move in a specified direction

  3. : to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust

  1. : a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

  2. : an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. : being in place : fixed, set

record play
  1. : to set down in writing : furnish written evidence of

  2. : to deposit an authentic official copy of

  3. : to state for or as if for the record

  1. : the state or fact of being recorded

  2. : something that records: such as

  3. : something that recalls or relates past events

  1. : of, relating to, or being one that is extraordinary among or surpasses others of its kind

  1. : a function of an electronic device that causes it to record

straight play
  1. : free from curves, bends, angles, or irregularities

  2. : generated by a point moving continuously in the same direction and expressed by a linear equation

  3. : lying along or holding to a direct or proper course or method

  1. : in a straight manner

  1. : straighten

  1. : something that is straight: such as

  2. : a straight line or arrangement

  3. : straightaway


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