get your act together


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get (one's) act together

To be well-organized and prepared. You need to get your act together and finish packing so that we can leave for the airport on time tomorrow morning.
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get your act together

INFORMAL
COMMON If you get your act together, you organize yourself effectively so that you can deal successfully with things. We're going to be 22 points down by Monday, and we've got to get our act together. The State Opposition is beginning to get its act together after a long period of muddling through.
See also: act, get, together

get your act together

organize yourself in the manner required in order to achieve something. informal
2002 New York Times There are still many who think all that the dirty, homeless man on the corner talking to himself needs is just to get his act together.
See also: act, get, together

get your ˈact together

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get something/it toˈgether

(informal) (also get/have your ˈshit together taboo, slang) manage to organize or control something better than you have done before: If Sally got her act together she’d be a great musician.He’s been trying to get his life together.He seems to be getting it together at last.
See also: act, get, together