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    Question we are all sorted here.

    Well, recently i really got crazy about Sherlock Homles(BBC).I watch it over and over again. And ,in S01E02,i noticed this idiom:we are all sorted here.I got some comfusion here.if it is a common uses in people's daily life in London?How does that uses,,,and ,,in which condition,we can refer to it?What is that exactly mean?

    er,,,,I'm new here,,,and ,,it's my first time to write in english,if any grammer mistakes....please do forgive me~~~~~~~~~...and i'll appreciate your help.............thank you~~~~~~

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    Re: we are all sorted here.

    If you are sorted, you have everything you need for what you want to do.

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    Re: we are all sorted here.

    It's a British idiom, based on the phrasal verb "to sort out" meaning to resolve, fix, arrange, and even prepare.

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    Re: we are all sorted here.

    I think it spread from the north. I remember meeting it for the first time in the early '60s (at a school I moved to that had pupils who watched [oh horror] commercial television - not just the BBC). ITV had - as it still does - a soap-opera called Coronation Street, where northern voices said things like 'sorted'.

    More recently, in the south it became popular among an urban subculture known popularly as 'chavs' - especially with a glottal stop in the middle. Instead of 'I'm all right or 'That's done' or 'Everything's ok' they would say 'Sor'id'. This gave rise to an addition to a once-popular genre of jokes involving people of this kind: 'What do you call a chav in a filing cabinet?... Sor'ed.'

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    woo.......thank you so much.......your explanation just like the encyclopedia~~~~~~~~~~~~i think i got it.......thanks again~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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    thank u~~~~~~~~~~~~

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    thank u ~~~~~~~~~~~~

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