get it together


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get it together

To take action to become well-organized, prepared, or in a better state of life. You need to get it 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 it together in my thirties with a steady job and good relationship.
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get together

1. verb To meet with someone to socialize. Let's try to get together next week.
2. verb To gather people or things. Once you get all of your sewing supplies together, I'll come help you.
3. verb To organize something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "get" and "together." We really need to get this house together before grandma arrives next week. Are you the one in charge of getting Friday's meeting together?
4. verb To work together or cooperate. If those two would just get together and talk through their issues, it would really help. Those two will never get together—all they do is argue.
5. verb To take action to become well-organized, prepared, or in a better state of life. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "get" and "together." You need to get yourself 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 life together in my thirties with a steady job and good relationship.
6. noun A casual social gathering. The phrase is usually hyphenated when used as a noun. Oh, I'm busy on Saturday—I have to go to a family get-together.
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get it (all) together

Fig. to become fit or organized; to organize one's thinking; to become relaxed and rational. Bill seems to be acting more normal now. I think he's getting it all together. I hope he gets it together soon. His life is a mess.
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get it together

get yourself or a situation organized or under control. informal
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get it together

verb
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