get act together


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get (one's) act together

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.
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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

Slang
To get organized.
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