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set/put the record straight

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishset/put the record straightset/put the record straightCORRECTto tell people the truth about something, because you want to be sure that they understand what the truth really is I would like to set the record straight on a few points. record
Examples from the Corpus
set/put the record straightHaving set the record straight there is a paradox.He sets the record straight by a thorough reconsideration of Addison's Cato, that tragedy constantly overrated at the time.Or a desire to put the record straight?They have a duty to set the record straight, otherwise they are conniving at falsehood.Taylor was given the perfect platform to set the record straight at yesterday's press conference.I want to set the record straight.
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