Just for the record

Let’s get things straight; also, let me make myself clear. For example, Just for the record, we never endorsed this idea, or Just for the record, I didn’t vote for him. This usage employs record in the sense of “public knowledge.” [ Mid-1900s ]
Also see: set (the record) straight


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