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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, 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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Ang listahang ito ay malaki ang pagkakapareho sa listahan na hinanda ng dalawang Kamara ng ating Kongreso kaya susunod na magaganap ay yung paghahambing at pagpoproseso nito para magkaroon ng pagkakaunawaan kung ano ang mga priority measures [The priority measures of the President are very similar to the list prepared by the two Houses of Congress and the next step is to compare and conduct a process wherein there will be a common understanding on the priority measures]," he said.
The priority health condition analysis identified a number of limitations that must be addressed.
For most storage arrays, this configuration offers ample traffic shaping capability; high and low priority transactions may be split between the two virtual channels, with the high priority channel assigned greater bandwidth than the low priority channel.
General unsecured claims (including tax claims not entitled to priority status) may be paid over any period.
For an employment return due within three years of the bankruptcy petition filing date, the employer's share of employment tax is a nondischargeable priority tax claim.
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