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get one's act together

to get oneself organized and on schedule. I've got to get my act together and start getting my work done. When I have my act together, I'll get a job.
See also: act, get, together

get your act together

to become better organized If I'm going on a trip, I usually get my act together the night before so I'm packed and ready to go in the morning. The very fact they keep talking about how they have to get their act together is a bad sign.
See also: act, get, together

get your act together

  (informal)
to organize your activities so that you do things in an effective way If these people could ever get their act together, they could produce unbeatable wines. You'd better get your act together and start looking for a job.
See catch in the act, clean up act, act the fool, act the goat
See also: act, get, together

get (one's) act together

Slang
To get organized.
See also: act, get, together