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square someone away

to get someone or something arranged or properly taken care of. See if you can square Bob away in his new office. When you are squared away, come back and we'll talk.
See also: away, square

square away

Put in order; also, get ready for. For example, Once we've got the files squared away, we can decide on next year's repertory, or She had to square away the house before leaving town. This expression uses square in the sense of "arrange in accordance with some principle," indirectly alluding to the geometric square. [Early 1800s]
See also: away, square

square away

v.
To make someone or something ready; put something in order: I squared away my remaining office work before I went on vacation. Let's square these matters away before we finish the meeting. Our plans should be squared away before they get here.
See also: away, square
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Companies would love to know how these intangibles--the things they can't control once they square away pay and benefits--make workers stick around and grow.
paid the state Department of Finance & Administration in June to square away some tax issues.
six years ago she simply hasn't been able to square away enough free time to get out and play with her Own product.
Design every move to take a square away from the guard or center, as shown in the diagram.
Much will depend upon the pace of the pitch which, for the first time this season, will be on the side of the square away from the paceless Pershore Road side that has produced so many indifferent batting pitches this season.
The primary threat to executives trying to square away their Y2K challenges may not come from within the company, but from outside.