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get (one's) priorities straight

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 straight if I wanted to graduate from college. John took a little time off from work to get his priorities straight.
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#priorities

A common hashtag that accompanies social media posts of things deemed important. It is often used humorously. Which candidate has promised to lower taxes? #priorities I was already running late, but I still stopped for coffee because #priorities.

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.
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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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Identification of specific outcomes as tracking priorities should not be interpreted as an implication of environmental causality.
This pattern occurs almost every time the priorities of the executive match or complement the priorities of the other party.
The founder and Editor of Energy Priorities is Denis Du Bois, a veteran writer, technologist and marketing expert.
From an employee's perspective, retirement issues dominated their concerns, with three of the top five priorities identified directly related to retirement and investment issues.
Eccord Enterprise collates the information, organizing it into customer and service views that relate business priorities and customer satisfaction to IT operational performance.
The International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS) and the Human Capital Advisory Services practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP announced the results of their annual survey of employee benefit specialists -- requesting their priorities for the coming year both as benefit specialists and employees.
It already supports hard real-time applications with support for guaranteed CPU reservations, 256 fixed priorities, priority inheritance to avoid unbounded priority inversion problems, very high-resolution timers and clocks, and support for periodic tasks.
NetReality, the WAN-based application accelerator, today announced new WiseWan(tm) technology that enables carriers to automatically apply Layer 7 and 8 application priorities to Frame Relay's Discard Eligible (DE) tagging and DiffServ's Classes of Service (CoS).
The tool helps carriers more easily meet service level agreements by assigning and adjusting priorities in real time, potentially allowing carriers to unlock more revenue from data services.
has unveiled QoS Broker, a product that allows IS managers to set priorities that define which applications, content, users and transactions receive priority delivery from their servers.
NASDAQ NM:JMAR) Wednesday announced that it has reassessed and reordered its strategic priorities to more efficiently focus its resources on a broad range of timely market opportunities.
Ideally, smaller organizations, whose business processes are characterized by high call volumes, repeat customer and client contact, and a wide range of time-sensitive call priorities, can expect immediate benefits," Emerson concluded.
For example, an Internet Service Provider (ISP) could offer multiple classes of service (with corresponding pricing) by defining priorities in the unit.