one's house in order

idiom

used with put/get/set (etc.) to mean to improve or correct the way one does things
We should get our (own) house in order before we criticize others for their mistakes.The company needs to put its financial house in order.

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“One's house in order.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/one%27s%20house%20in%20order. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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