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Re: Let me get this straight

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on March 17, 2009 at 18:58

In Reply to: Let me get this straight posted by Joseph Torbay on March 16, 2009 at 22:18:

: Can anyone give me a source or origin for this phrase?


Almost certainly not. "Straight" has had the meaning "ordered, settled, clear" for centuries, so when something is confusing or muddled, it is natural to say that you want to "get it straight". It's not a quotation. (VSD)