get a grip of (oneself)(redirected from got a grip of themselves)
get a grip of (oneself)
To control one's reactions or emotions, especially during or after a stressful situation. After losing her job, Jill needed to calm down and get a grip of herself in order to drive home safely. You're not going to be able to think clearly until you get a grip of yourself.
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