One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Deal with someone who is causing trouble, typically by restraining, reprimanding, or punishing them.‘if he can't pay you, I'll sort him out’
- ‘‘Malmesbury School is trying to sort Tom out but it seems to be making things worse,’ he said.’
- ‘Unless we get our act together God will sort us out!’
- ‘Because he was the one who openly declared after taking power that he would sort India out and avenge Kargil.’
- ‘Die the death you deserve, and let God sort you out.’
- ‘I will be back with an army of men from Manchester to sort you out.’
- ‘If you don't get (my son] sorted, I will come back and sort you out.’
- ‘She turned around to see Weston pedalling away and he yelled at her: ‘I know where you live and I'm going to sort you out.’’
- ‘He directed the defendant to leave the area but he failed to comply and remarked: ‘He was going to sort this out and he was going to sort me out.’’
- ‘Later, an improbable cop sorts Clem out: ‘You're what I call a sins-of-the-world type.’’
- ‘I expect some folk will take this opportunity to tell my parents how bad I've been - that I've completely back-slidden and they'd better sort me out while they're here.’
- ‘He'll turn up in the morning to sort us out, that's for sure.’
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