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Difference between Get something right and Set something right

get something right

1. understand smth. clearly, so that there is no misinterpretation:

  • Correct me if I didn’t get this right. Did you say that changes to the flight rules are approved?

2. restore smth. to order, good condition, etc.:

  • I am sorry we didn’t get this right the first time, and I am afraid we can’t offer a fix immediately.

set something right—(also: put something right) = get something right 2:

  • The longer we pretend that everything is OK, the harder it is to set things right in the long term.