get\ smth\ straight
- v. phr.
To clearly comprehend an issue.
"Let me get this straight," Burt said. "You want $85,000 for this miserable shack?"
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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bring oneself to do smth — (from Idioms in Speech) to get oneself to do something, to make oneself do something I could not bring myself to tell him that I had not seen Jean for the past four days. (A. Cronin) With a considerable effort, he brought himself to look the… … Idioms and examples