get (one's) 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 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.
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get one's act together

Also, get one's shit or it all together . Start to behave more appropriately or effectively; get organized. For example, Once Joe gets his act together he'll get a raise, or You'd better get it all together before the boss comes back. The variant using shit is considered vulgar. [Slang; second half of 1900s] Also see get one's ducks in a row.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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get (one's) act together

Slang
To get organized.
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