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Keep them straight

Posted by Lewis on March 21, 2003

In Reply to: Keep them straight posted by R. Berg on March 14, 2003

: : : : of the phrase / sentence "keep them straight down there" thanks

: : : It's impossible to know without more of the context where those words appeared. Generally, "keeping things straight" means not confusing one thing with another.

: : Well it was part of the comments i received. The whole sentence read Keep up the good work, and keep them straight down there. That's why I was confused.

: I don't know what the person who wrote that meant. "Keep up the good work" sounds good, but the rest of it was not a successful act of communication.

Sounds like making sure that subordinates remain honest to me.