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Posted by James Briggs on March 02, 2004

In Reply to: Sort out posted by Miri Barak on March 02, 2004

: The vet in the Hospital for animals gives the cat's owner the medical documents before releasing him and says:

: If you just take that through they?ll *sort you out*.

: "sort you out" - what does she mean?
: Will they release him, or deal with him?
: I guess she means the reception.

: Thank you very much

In this instance it means to finalise the details of payment, etc. It usually implies this type of arrangement BUT, in the criminal world, it means to beat up someone; do them some sort of harm; finalise their activities in a particular sphere. Not nice in this context.