Idiom: get one's ducks in a row
Idiom: have / get one's ducks in a row
- get well prepared or organized for something that's going to happen
- I wish we could join you but we have to get our ducks in a row before our move this weekend.
- Too bad you didn't have your ducks in a row before you quit your job.
- I understood my prognosis was really poor when my doctor recommended I get my ducks in a row before my operation.
- Why didn't you have your ducks in a row before your retirement?
- I've been trying to get my ducks in a row to apply for my citizenship for the past year.
- Don't worry, your ducks are in a row and I know you'll pass the bar.
- Let's meet on Tuesday to make sure our ducks are in a row before the product launch.
- Since the weather forecast wasn't great we had our ducks in a row reserving a nice indoor venue for the luncheon instead of the garden.
- get one's act together
- cover all bases
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