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1Organized; arranged; fixed up.‘“And your social commitments?” “They're well sorted.”’
- ‘Gilliam is desperate to shoot film, but can't until the money's sorted.’
- ‘I think it's sorted now but if anybody notices anything funny going on with the site's layout would they be so kind as to leave a comment or drop me an email.’
- ‘I would like to go to college but as I said my landlady has been on my back about not paying her so I need to get that sorted first.’
- ‘Most countries have a good network of ATMs nowadays and as long as you've got the correct card you're sorted.’
- ‘Shopping for men used to be easy, a nice tie, a good bottle of Scotch, an electric razor and you were sorted.’
- ‘I've got three out of my four couples sorted for the photoshoot on Tuesday.’
- ‘That's sorted then, or it will be when the deal closes at the end of the year.’
- ‘Except, as anybody who has ever been to Berwick knows, it never has been quite sorted.’
- ‘We could have waited forever to try to get the cash absolutely right, but finally we decided to get going, even though the money side was far from sorted.’
- ‘Maybe it'll still be a bargain when this move's sorted and things are easier money-wise.’
- ‘I of course primarily want this sorted ASAP, I want to have heating and hot water.’
- ‘We were more relaxed and had the routine sorted by then.’
- ‘Someone who does have composition sorted is Japanese composer Tsutomu Tagashira.’
- ‘Venue sorted, first sponsor secured - just need to get the invitations out now.’
- ‘Still it's sorted now, as far as I know, which is a good thing.’
- ‘I'll be hosted at that most excellent and free site for now, until I get some space of my own sorted.’
- ‘It took a bit of organising at first, to get the kids sorted and to make the time to do it, but once we were out there on the lanes it was amazing.’
- ‘The damp-proofing's almost all shot through, and we arranged to get this all sorted way back in the spring of 2001.’
- 1.1 (of a person) confident, organized, and emotionally well balanced.‘a pretty sorted kind of fellow’
- ‘But the important thing is that her children are amazingly sorted, considering their parents are not together.’
- ‘I think students also see these people as confident, secure and sorted.’
- ‘My character is very grounded, sorted and confident in her sexuality.’
- ‘To be honest, I've never really met a ceremonial magician who has seemed really balanced and sorted because of doing this sort of work.’
- ‘We are a mixed bunch, full of sorted women and financially-challenged men.’
- 1.2 (of a person) prepared for or provided with something (especially illegal drugs)
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