one's house in order

Definition of one's house in order

  1. 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.

Word by Word Definitions

houseplay
  1. :  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

    :  a natural covering (such as a test or shell) that encloses and protects an animal or a colony of zooids

  1. :  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)

orderplay
  1. :  to put in order :  arrange

    :  to give an order to :  command

    :  destine, ordain

  1. :  a group of people united in a formal way: such as

    :  a fraternal society

    :  a community under a religious rule


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