get (one's) priorities right

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get (one's) priorities right

To focus one's attention, energy, or concern on that which is most and truly important, after not having done so previously. 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.
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get your priˈorities right/straight

do or get things in the right order of importance: If you think enjoying yourself is more important, then you need to get your priorities straight.The country has got its priorities right — it has invested in industry to achieve economic success.
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