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get (one's) act together

1. To take action to become well-organized, prepared, or in a better state of life. You need to get your act together and finish packing so that we can leave for the airport on time tomorrow morning. I had no direction after college and drifted along for several years, until I got my act together in my thirties with a steady job and good relationship.
2. To organize one's thoughts, often with the aim of regaining one's calm. I really need to get my act together before I go into the board meeting.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

get (one's) act together

Slang
To get organized.
See also: act, get, together
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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