He sorted out his issues and, with nothing to hide, could move onto the job of governing.
The battle of La Rochelle might have been a provincial affair, sorted out quietly at the ballot box.
When it's messy you get the women in, but when the mess is sorted out keep the women, they are no threat.
late 14c., from Old French sorte "class, kind," from Latin sortem (nominative sors) "lot; fate, destiny; share, portion; rank, category; sex, class, oracular response, prophecy," from PIE root *ser- (3) "to line up" (cf. Latin serere "to arrange, attach, join;" see series). The sense evolution in Vulgar Latin is from "what is allotted to one by fate," to "fortune, condition," to "rank, class, order." Out of sorts "not in usual good condition" is attested from 1620s, with literal sense of "out of stock."