put in order


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put something in(to) order

to make something tidy. Please put this room into order. I will put it in order as soon as I have a minute.
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put in order

Arrange in proper sequence; see in order, def. 1; also put one's house in order.
See also: order, put
References in classic literature ?
For multitude of jealousies, and lack of some predominant desire, that should marshal and put in order all the rest, maketh any man's heart, hard to find or sound.
Do not be upset, brothers, that the law courts are closed; things have to be put in order, and we will deal with villains in our own way
As soon as I had got my rooms arranged and could give the proper thought to the matter I surveyed the place with a clever expert and made terms for having it put in order.
When they inspected her manuscripts, which Katharine had put in order, they found a state of things well calculated to dash their spirits, if they had not just resolved on reform.
Now rip that dress for Jenny to put in order, and I 'll toss you up a bonnet in less than no time," said Polly, determined to have things go smoothly, for she knew Fan's feelings had been a good deal tried lately, in many ways.
I was told that this road is in summertime excellent, but that it had not yet been put in order after the winter snows.