One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Give the true version of events that have been reported incorrectly; correct a misapprehension.
- ‘It was about setting the record straight about something that was done without my knowledge or consent.’
- ‘I wish it hadn't happened, but the paper has done the right thing now in setting the record straight and giving me a chance to respond.’
- ‘Wary of the way Hollywood might handle the story, he set out to create his own version and set the record straight.’
- ‘What matters most is setting the record straight, and we were doing that.’
- ‘Indeed, they have done the job of true journalists: they have set the record straight.’
- ‘Further setting the record straight today, the State Department has corrected an astonishing blunder in its annual report on terrorism.’
- ‘I hope this sets the record straight and clears up any confusion over our position.’
- ‘I want to put the record straight: that is not true.’
- ‘In the interest of setting the record straight, let me correct you.’
- ‘The truth turned out to be a little different, but almost nobody who had reported the case actually set the record straight.’
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