Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
(get/have) your ducks in a row
get your ducks in a rowhave your ducks in a row
1) to organize, prepare, and/or get one's affairs in order
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get your ducks in a row
To get or have ‘your ducks in a row’ means to be prepared and organized for something that is going to happen. “I want to have all my ducks in a row before the meeting this evening.” This is an American idiomatic expression used in both social and professional contexts.
Social Examples (Basic)
Make sure toget your ducks in a rowbefore we leave for our trip.
I always need tohave all my ducks in a rowbefore starting any new job.
It took a long time for me toget our ducks in a rowso we could purchase our new house.
Professional Examples (Basic)
Ramesh had done his research, met the client, and signed all the paperwork. He had all his ducks in a row and he was about to close the sale.
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