get ducks in a row


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Related to get ducks in a row: at the expense of, in droves, up to par, worse for wear

get one's ducks in a row

Fig. to get one's affairs in order or organized. Jane is organized. She really gets all her ducks in a row right away. You can't hope to go into a company and sell something until you get your ducks in a row.
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get your ducks in a row

  (American informal)
to organize things well The government talks about tax changes but they won't fix a date or an amount - they just can't get their ducks in a row.
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