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put (or set) one's house in order

Definition of put or set one's house in order in English:

Make necessary reforms: the Americans need to put their own economic house in order
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  • And the overall message to the arbiters of the city's destiny is blunt and clear - set your house in order or else people will start looking elsewhere when they consider a location for their next round of investment.
  • Let us first set our house in order before showing it off to others through the Net.
  • They bounced back, put their house in order and became a paradigm of how it can all work out.
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