Definition of put one's affairs in order in English:

put one's affairs in order

phrase

  • 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.’