not see straight

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not see straight

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see not,‎ see,‎ straight.
  2. (figuratively, colloquial) To be unable to think clearly.
    I was so tired I was not able to see straight.
    I am so angry that I can't see straight.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Usually with contracted forms of not, but also with other negatives, such as never, no one, unable.