get (one's) (own) house in order

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get (one's) (own) house in order

To put into order or resolve one's own personal problems or business affairs. The president and his administration sorely need to get their house in order, or they may not live to see a second term in office. Jim should go about getting his own house in order before he starts criticizing how I live my life!
See also: get, house, order
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Of course I would much rather that it didn't come to that and that the broadcasters got their own house in order.
I would much rather broadcasters got their own house in order.