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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Focusing on disease treatment also precludes optimum management of end-of-life symptoms (pain, nausea, anxiety, insomnia, etc.) and absorbs precious time better spent with loved ones and settling one's affairs.