One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Ensure that one's financial and legal arrangements are properly organized, especially in preparation for one's death.‘before he died he put his affairs in order and updated his will’
- ‘Put your affairs in order, settle some scores and have one last party.’
- ‘And so he put his affairs in order, and went around to all his friends and bade them good-bye, and sailed in the leper ship to Molokai.’
- ‘Phelps sent his wife and family ahead of him to Philadelphia and he remained briefly in Stratford to put his affairs in order.’
- ‘The rest of the day was spent putting his affairs in order.’
- ‘She stoically continues the dance, then puts her affairs in order and dies, a pattern of dignified sincerity.’
- ‘Participants in the program will not be detained and will be given up to 90 days in which to put their affairs in order.’
- ‘But Dr Pena said there was no evidence that she had been putting her affairs in order in advance of a suicide.’
- ‘Yet he was so convinced he would be convicted and jailed, he had "put his affairs in order" before the trial began.’
- ‘He returns briefly to Ireland to put his affairs in order, and Kate's enraged mother pushes him over the cliffs to his death.’
- ‘In 1940, worried by his own bad health, Salaman put his affairs in order.’
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