One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
phrasal verbNorth American
Arrange or deal with something in a satisfactory way.‘don't you worry, we'll get things squared away’
- ‘One more championship will square it away for me.’
- ‘Ibarra will get some money back, he explains, but it won't be the full amount and it won't be until the accounting is squared away.’
- ‘So we took matters into our own hands and booked another flight ourselves, figuring that we could square things away with ATA after we got back home.’
- ‘I'm sure it will be fine with my father, but I'll give you his number so you can square it away with him.’
- ‘All you have to do is square everything away with her parents.’
- ‘With business itself, most of the key industry groups were squared away privately during and immediately after the deal's negotiation.’
- ‘Three siblings are squared away in other ranches, so there is no inter-family competition for the 900-acre home farm.’
- ‘Both teams squared away the three-game test series in front of appreciative crowds.’
- ‘Norwood didn't think he'd squared it away with Blake.’
- ‘You know our stand on supplements - they work well, but only after your diet is squared away.’
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