Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

everything seems to be in order

in ordereverything is in ordereverything seems to be in order
Meaning(s)
1) properly arranged, correct and legal, appropriate
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • get/put/have things in order
  • Analysis

    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'.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    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!
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The teacher likes to get his classroom in order before the students arrive in the morning.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    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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