put one's own house in order


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.


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

  • house — n., adj. /hows/; v. /howz/, n., pl. houses /how ziz/, v., housed, housing, adj. n. 1. a building in which people live; residence for human beings. 2. a household. 3. (often cap.) a family, including ancestors and descendants: the great houses of… …   Universalium

  • house — 1 / haUs/ plural houses / haUziz/ noun (C) 1 WHERE YOU LIVE a) a building that you live in, especially one that has more than one level and is intended to be used by one family: a four bedroom house | Why don t you all come over to our house for… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • house — house1 W1S1 [haus] n plural houses [ˈhauzız] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(where someone lives)¦ 2¦(building)¦ 3¦(government)¦ 4¦(company)¦ 5¦(theatre)¦ 6 in house 7 put/set/get your (own) house in order 8 bring the house down …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • order — 1 noun 1 FOR A PURPOSE a) in order to do sth for the purpose of doing something: politicians who make promises simply in order to win more votes | In order to understand how the human body works, you need to have some knowledge of chemistry. b)… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • order — or|der1 W1S1 [ˈo:də US ˈo:rdər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(for a purpose)¦ 2¦(arrangement)¦ 3¦(instruction)¦ 4¦(controlled situation)¦ 5¦(well organized state)¦ 6¦(for food or drink)¦ 7¦(for goods)¦ 8 be out of order 9 be in order …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • house — n. & v. n. (pl.) 1 a a building for human habitation. b (attrib.) (of an animal) kept in, frequenting, or infesting houses (house cat; housefly). 2 a building for a special purpose (opera house; summer house). 3 a building for keeping animals or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Order of the Phoenix (organisation) — Order of the Phoenix Harry Potter association Some Order of the Phoenix members in the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix film adaptation, from left to right: Alastor Moody, Nymphadora Tonks, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, and Albus Dumbledore …   Wikipedia


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