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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 someone or something together

to gather people or things together. Let's see if we can get both sides together and discuss this. I want to get Tom and Sharon together for a conference.
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get something together (for a particular time)

to arrange a party or other gathering for a certain time. (Fixed order.) I'll try to get a meeting together for Friday afternoon. I'm sure we can get something together.
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get together

 (with someone) (on someone or something)
1. and get together (with someone) (about someone or something Lit. to meet with someone about someone or something. I would like to get together with you on this Wilson matter. What would be a good time for you? Let's get together on Fred and his department at our next meeting.
2. Fig. to agree with someone about someone or something. I would like to get together with you on this, but we are still nowhere near agreement. I want to get together on price with the suppliers.
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get together

1. Accumulate, gather, as in Go get all the firewood together: [c. 1400]
2. Come together, assemble, as in Let's get together next week. The variant get together with means "meet with someone," as in I can't get together with them today but I'll have time next week. [Late 1600s]
3. Arrive at an agreement, as in The jury was unable to get together on a verdict.
4. get something or oneself together . See under get one's act together.
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get it together

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

v.
1. To come together as a group; meet: Let's get together for lunch next week. The president got together with his advisers to discuss the bill.
2. To bring some set of people or things together; gather some things or people together: She got the children together for a game of soccer. My best friend from high school got me together with the woman I later married.
3. To organize something or sort something out, especially a state of affairs: If you don't get your romantic life together, you'll never be happy.
4. To agree to cooperate: The two parties finally got together after weeks of debating. The staff got together to buy me a retirement gift. We got together with a technology company to offer our customers Internet services.
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get it together

verb
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But despite the problems of some family get-togethers the Welsh remain committed to their families.
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TO CELEBRATE National Breastfeeding Awareness Week mums who attend the Sunrise baby cafe in Stockton can enjoy a couple of get-togethers.
REGARDING my recent letter, headed "dance events under threat", which related to the get-togethers at Forest Hall Club and Pelaw Club, the Thursday evening dance at Pelaw has now finished.
AWARD-WINNING fiddle and guitar duo Nancy Kerr and James Fagan and popular Australian folk duo Cloudstreet are among the guests lined up for a new season of weekly get-togethers at Warwick Folk Club.
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SIXTEEN of the top young players in North Wales gathered at the North Wales Club in Llandudno for the second in a series of four get-togethers taking place over the winter under the watchful eye of county coach Ian Runcie.
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The group intend to hold quarterly get-togethers at St Barnabus Church Hall, Bromborough until a new committee can be formed.
3 Don't rely on Facebook - keeping in touch with your mates via social networking sites is all well and good, but it shouldn't take the place of regular get-togethers. Nothing beats having a laugh or a drink together.