get shit together

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get (one's) shit together

1. To organize one's belongings. Dude, get your shit together—I trip over something of yours at least once a day! Get your shit together—we have to leave in five minutes and you don't want to forget anything!
2. To work to become stable or to start to make progress in one's life. A: " Did you hear that Drew plans to go to college in the fall?" B: "Wow, he's really gotten his shit together since being arrested last year!" I really need to get my shit together before I'm old and gray with no accomplishments to my name.
See also: get, shit, together
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get one's shit together

 and get one's stuff together 
1. Fig. to get one's possessions organized. (Shit is usually taboo.) Let me get my shit together, and I'll be right with you. I'll get my shit together and be right with you. Will you all please get your stuff together so we can get going?
2. Fig. to get oneself mentally organized. (Shit is usually taboo.) As soon as I get my shit together, I can be of more help. When you have your shit together you can start living independently again.
See also: get, shit, together
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

get (one's) shit together

To get organized; put one's affairs or possessions in order.
See also: get, shit, 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.