get act together
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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.
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.
get (one's) act togetherSlang
To get organized.