Posted by Smokey Stover on April 02, 2006
In Reply to: My priorities are not as straight as they could be posted by Victoria S Dennis on April 01, 2006
: : what does this sentence mean? especially the word "straight"?
: : "My priorities are not as straight as they could be?"
: : thank you!
: "Straight" in this context means "in proper order", so the sentence means, roughly, "I have not sorted my priorities out very well"
Victoria is right. The thought is usually expressed as something like, "I need to get my priorities straight," or "I need to straighten out my priorities." Or, more often, "YOU need to get your priorities straight." SS