set (one's) (own) house in order(redirected from set their own houses in order)
set (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 set their house in order, or they may not live to see a second term in office. Jim should go about setting his own house in order before he starts criticizing how I live my life!