set one's house in order


set one's house in order
set one's house in order
Fig. to make certain that one's affairs are in proper legal order. •

Before we can ask for a bank loan, we have to set our house in order.

I found an accountant who would help me set my house in order.

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See: PUT ONE'S HOUSE IN ORDER.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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

  • set one's house in order — To settle one s affairs ● house …   Useful english 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 — make order in one s house, put order into one s business …   English contemporary dictionary

  • set one's house in order — phrasal to organize one s affairs …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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 — 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


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