get one's priorities straight

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of get one's priorities straight

: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

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

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

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

priority play priorities
  1. : the quality or state of being prior

  2. : precedence in date or position of publication

  3. : superiority in rank, position, or privilege

straight play
  1. : free from curves, bends, angles, or irregularities

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

  3. : 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

  2. : a straight line or arrangement

  3. : straightaway


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