put one's house in order


put one's house in order
put one's house in order
Fig. to put one's business or personal affairs into good order. (As if one were cleaning one's house. See also put one's own house in order.) •

There was some trouble in the department office and the manager was told to put his house in order.

Every now and then, I have to put my house in order. Then life becomes more manageable.

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or[set one's house in order] {v. phr.} To arrange your affairs in good order. * /Grandfather knew he would not live long and set his house in order./ * /When Mr. Black died, his lawyer helped the widow put her house in order./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • put one's house in order — or[set one s house in order] {v. phr.} To arrange your affairs in good order. * /Grandfather knew he would not live long and set his house in order./ * /When Mr. Black died, his lawyer helped the widow put her house in order./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put\ one's\ house\ in\ order — • put one s house in order • set one s house in order v. phr. To arrange your affairs in good order. Grandfather knew he would not live long and set his house in order. When Mr. Black died, his lawyer helped the widow put her house in order …   Словарь американских идиом

  • put one's house in order — put (or set or get) one s house in order make necessary reforms to get their own economic house in order …   Useful english dictionary

  • put (or set or get) one's house in order — make necessary reforms. → house …   English new terms dictionary

  • set\ one's\ house\ in\ order — • put one s house in order • set one s house in order v. phr. To arrange your affairs in good order. Grandfather knew he would not live long and set his house in order. When Mr. Black died, his lawyer helped the widow put her house in order …   Словарь американских идиом

  • set one's house in order — See: PUT ONE S HOUSE IN ORDER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • set one's house in order — See: PUT ONE S HOUSE IN ORDER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • set one's house in order — make order in one s house, put order into one s business …   English contemporary dictionary

  • put one's own house in order — organize one s own private affairs He should put his own house in order before he tells others what to do …   Idioms and examples

  • house — [hous; ] for v. [ houz] n. pl. houses [hou′ziz] [ME hous < OE hus, akin to Ger haus (OHG hūs) < IE * (s)keus < base * (s)keu , to cover, conceal > SKY] 1. a building for human beings to live in; specif., a) the building or part of a… …   English World dictionary


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