get (one's) priorities right(redirected from get his priorities right)
get (one's) priorities right
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 right if I wanted to graduate from college. John took a little time off from work to get his priorities right.