everything seems to be in order


1. properly arranged, correct and legal, appropriate






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get/put/have things in order

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If something is said to be 'in order' it means to follow a particular sequence or be in the correct condition for use. If something is 'in order' it can also mean it is appropriate to a particular circumstance or follows the rules of procedures or law. If you say that 'everything seems to be in order' you mean that everything is as it should be or everything is compliant with what is required. Similar in meaning to 'up to scratch'.

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  1. I really need to make sure that everything is in order with my passport before I go on holiday.
  2. Now that John is back earning money again, he has a chance to put his life back in order.
  3. I believe congratulations are in order. You and Sarah are finally getting married!

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  1. The teacher likes to get his classroom in order before the students arrive in the morning.

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  1. I was unsure at first whether the documents I sent to the buyer were correct, but everything seems to be in order because they were accepted without hesitation.

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