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19 / 04 / 2010

STRAIGHT-5 (REVISION): meaning and examples

Good morning. I hope you had a nice weekend.

Today's expression is: to get something straight.

It means: to understand something correctly.

Example 1:
I'm not sure I understand what you're saying. Let me try and get it straight. (Equivalent expression = I want to try to understand.)

Example 2:
We had to repeat the explanation three times before they got it straight.

Example 3:
I'm a visual person so I need you to write down the instructions step-by-step if you want me to get them straight. It's not enough for you just to tell me.

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