get one's priorities straight

Definition of get one's priorities straight

  1. :  to understand what things are most important for one to do or deal with You need to get your priorities straight and go back to school.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

priorityplay priorities
  1. :  the quality or state of being prior

    :  superiority in rank, position, or privilege

    :  legal precedence in exercise of rights over the same subject matter

straightplay
  1. :  free from curves, bends, angles, or irregularities

    :  generated by a point moving continuously in the same direction and expressed by a linear equation

    :  lying along or holding to a direct or proper course or method

  1. :  in a straight manner

  1. :  straighten

  1. :  something that is straight: such as

    :  a straight line or arrangement

    :  straightaway


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