Learn English – What does “he is sorted” mean


In her book Wedding Night, Sophie Kinsella writes:

He's got a cushy number. Nice salary, cottage on the estate… he's sorted.

I looked up the meaning of "sort" in [insert dictionary here] and didn't find anything that looked relevant. The closest I found was the idiomatic usage "sorted out", but there's no "out" in this quote.

What does "he's sorted" mean?

Best Answer

In British English it means that the gent in question has got his life well-organised and in order.


    British informal
        organized, arranged, or dealt with satisfactorily:

Sorted can also be said of a person

(of a person) confident, organized, and emotionally well balanced

Which is the intention of the author here. He has a house, job and no worries. It can be said that he is sorted.

Also, I would expect that the text should read "a cushy number" and not "crushy".

(of a job or situation) undemanding, easy, or secure