Definition of one's house in order
- 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.
: a building that serves as living quarters for one or a few families : home
: a shelter or refuge (such as a nest or den) of a wild animal
: to provide with living quarters or shelter
: to store in a building
: to encase, enclose, or shelter as if by putting in a house (see 1house)
: to put in order : arrange
: to give an order to : command
: destine, ordain
: a group of people united in a formal way: such as
: a fraternal society
: a community under a religious rule
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