GET (YOUR) HOUSE IN ORDERの意味、(自分の)ことをきちんとする

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2006.03.13(Review of 2004.09.30 edition)


If, as the saying goes, “No one is perfect”, then we should all be able to find ways to improve ourselves. The same, of course, can be said of any business. This week we'll introduce you to five idioms you can use when you think you or your business can do better!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: イディオム
GET (YOUR) HOUSE IN ORDER   (自分の)ことをきちんとする


  • To get your house in order means to take care of problems in your business, family, behavior, etc.
  • get your house in order とは、仕事や家庭、行動などにおける問題をきちんと処理する、という意味です。


  1. The person I'm recommending for CEO has already helped two struggling companies back on their feet. I think he's just the man we need to get our house in order.
  2. Yuko should worry about getting her own house in order instead of telling me how to run my department.
  3. (accountant to small business owner)
    The first thing you need to do to get your financial house in order is to pay off your debts so that you can start operating in the black again.

英会話レッスンIt's been a pleasure!