to get your ducks in a row - idiom meaning?

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What is the meaning of "to get your ducks in a row" idiom?

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Idiom Definition:


"to get your ducks in a row"
to become organized
to be prepared
 
Synonyms:
coordinate, create, effective, efficient, establish, fitted, formulate, method, order, organize, practicable, productive, prepared, regulate, run, straighten, success, successful, systematic, tailor, well-organized, workable
 
 


This little girl has literally got her ducks in a row. - - - - ->  a little blonde girl wearing pink is carrying a duck.  She has three ducks walking behind her in a straight row.

 


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Idiom Scenario 1:


Paul went to see his doctor recently for his annual physical check-up.  Paul's doctor told Paul that he needs to lose some weight or he will have health problems.  Paul's doctor gave Paul a list of suggestions to help Paul lose weight.  The list included:
Exercise every day Eat 7 - 9 servings of vegetables each day Stop eating fatty foods and candies Get at least 8 hours of sleep every night Paul decides that he must get organized and:
  • make a schedule of daily activities
  • make a list for healthy grocery shopping
  • join a fitness facility
  • stop watching television at 10pm and go to bed
When Paul achieves these four tasks, he will have started to get his ducks in a row.
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Idiom Usage:

Alternate forms:
to have your ducks in a row
to keep your ducks in a row
 
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Gerund Form of the Idiom:

Getting your ducks in a row can be a great way to become successful.
 
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Idiom Scenario 2:


 
 
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