put or set in order

  • 1 put your house in order — put/set/get/your house in order old fashioned phrase to improve the way that you behave or do things, especially before criticizing how other people behave or do things Thesaurus: to organize your own affairssynonym Main entry …

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  • 2 put (or set or get) one's house in order — make necessary reforms. → house …

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  • 3 To set in order — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …

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  • 4 Set — (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root of E.… …

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  • 5 put one's house in order — or[set one s house in order] {v. phr.} To arrange your affairs in good order. * /Grandfather knew he would not live long and set his house in order./ * /When Mr. Black died, his lawyer helped the widow put her house in order./ …

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  • 6 put one's house in order — or[set one s house in order] {v. phr.} To arrange your affairs in good order. * /Grandfather knew he would not live long and set his house in order./ * /When Mr. Black died, his lawyer helped the widow put her house in order./ …

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  • 7 order — [n1] arrangement, organization adjustment, aligning, array, assortment, cast, categorization, classification, codification, composition, computation, disposal, disposition, distribution, establishment, form, grouping, harmony, layout, line,… …

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  • 8 put\ one's\ house\ in\ order — • put one s house in order • set one s house in order v. phr. To arrange your affairs in good order. Grandfather knew he would not live long and set his house in order. When Mr. Black died, his lawyer helped the widow put her house in order …

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  • 9 set\ one's\ house\ in\ order — • put one s house in order • set one s house in order v. phr. To arrange your affairs in good order. Grandfather knew he would not live long and set his house in order. When Mr. Black died, his lawyer helped the widow put her house in order …

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  • 10 put something to rights — put/set/something to rights phrase to make something go back to its normal state again We’ll have to put the place to rights before they get back. Thesaurus: to make something bettersynonym Main entry: right * * * …

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  • 11 order — [ôr′dər] n. [OFr ordre < L ordo (gen. ordinis), straight row, regular series, akin to ordiri, to lay the warp, hence begin, set in order, prob. < IE base * ar , to join, fit > ARM1, ART1] 1. social position; rank in the community 2. a… …

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  • 12 put one's house in order — put (or set or get) one s house in order make necessary reforms to get their own economic house in order …

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  • 13 set — set1 W1S1 [set] v past tense and past participle set present participle setting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(put)¦ 2¦(put into surface)¦ 3¦(story)¦ 4¦(consider)¦ 5¦(establish something)¦ 6¦(start something happening)¦ 7¦(decide something)¦ …

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  • 14 order — Synonyms and related words: Bronze Star Medal, Croix de Guerre, Distinguished Conduct Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Unit Citation, MO,… …

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  • 15 Set theory (music) — Example of Z relation on two pitch sets analyzable as or derivable from Z17 (Schuijer 2008, p.99), with intervals between pitch classes labeled for ease of comparison between the two sets and their common interval vector, 212320. Musical set… …

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  • 16 order — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. orderliness (see order); command; class, kind, rank; society, fellowship, guild (see party); succession, sequence. II Prescribed mode of procedure Nouns 1. order, orderliness, regularity, uniformity …

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  • 17 put to rights — Synonyms and related words: amend, arrange, compensate, correct, emend, give satisfaction, make all square, make good, make right, order, pay reparations, put in order, put in shape, put right, put straight, recompense, rectify, redress, reduce… …

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  • 18 put in — verb 1. introduce (Freq. 6) Insert your ticket here • Syn: ↑insert, ↑enclose, ↑inclose, ↑stick in, ↑introduce • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 19 order — 1) In business and trade, making a request to deliver, sell, receive, or purchase goods or services; 2) In the securities and futures trade, instructions to a broker on how to buy or sell. The most common orders in futures markets are market… …

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  • 20 order — I [[t]ɔ͟ː(r)də(r)[/t]] SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTION USES ♦♦ 1) PHR CONJ SUBORD If you do something in order to achieve a particular thing or in order that something can happen, you do it because you want to achieve that thing. Most schools are… …

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