get (one's) priorities straight

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get (one's) priorities straight

To focus one's attention, energy, or concern on that which is most and truly important, usually implying that one has not done so up to that point. After a month of drinking and partying and totally neglecting my studies, I realized that I needed to get my priorities straight if I wanted to graduate from college. John took a little time off from work to get his priorities straight.
See also: get, straight
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It's about time our politicians got their priorities straight and put public safety at the top of their list.