set/put the record straight

idiom

: 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.

Examples of set/put the record straight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Barth had to write a follow-up years later to set the record straight. Dave Kim, New York Times, 2 Apr. 2024 In an appearance on the Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast, Bell attempted to set the record straight about the incident. Wesley Stenzel, EW.com, 2 Apr. 2024 In separate statements during a Sunday press conference, before any player on the Tigers and Hawkeyes stepped foot on the court Monday night, Reese and Clark set the record straight — there was absolutely no beef between them. Charisma Madarang, Rolling Stone, 1 Apr. 2024 Wayne Brady is here to set the record straight on his pansexual identity. Naledi Ushe, USA TODAY, 18 Mar. 2024 And while she's tried to set the record straight before, Sweeney wanted to end the speculation once and for all during her Saturday Night Live hosting debut on March 2. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 3 Mar. 2024 But now its former CEO wants to set the record straight. Orianna Rosa Royle, Fortune, 8 Mar. 2024 Back in 2020, after years of being mentioned on Williams' show, Chyna decided to set the record straight, sitting down with the then-host for an interview about her life and headline-fueling entanglements with the Kardashians. Janine Rubenstein, Peoplemag, 22 Feb. 2024 When your child fibs, sit down with them and set the record straight. Pamela Kramer, Parents, 28 Feb. 2024

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“Set/put the record straight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/set%2Fput%20the%20record%20straight. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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