set one's own house in order

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Definition of set one's own house in order

: to correct the way one does things We should set our own house in order before we criticize them.

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set one's own house in order

set (oneself) against

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“Set one's own house in order.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/set%20one%27s%20own%20house%20in%20order. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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