settle (one's) affairs

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settle (one's) affairs

To deal with one's outstanding business or financial affairs. After we declared a voluntary liquidation, a third-party liquidator will come in and settle our affairs for us. You'll need to settle your affairs before you can apply for a mortgage.
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settle someone's affairs

to deal with one's business matters; to manage the business affairs of someone who can't. When my uncle died, I had to settle his affairs. I have to settle my affairs before going to Mexico for a year.
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The Yemenis could have settled their affairs by themselves, but because of foreign intervention, the country is divided.
But the couple settled their affairs long before even Debra filed for divorce, citing an 'irretrievable breakdown' in the marriage