get one's act together(redirected from get one's shit)
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.
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.