get ahold of (oneself)

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get ahold of (oneself)

To regain control of one's emotions; to begin acting calmly and rationally. A: "I can't do this! I can't!" B: "Come on, man, get ahold of yourself! Jumping out of an airplane is just the start of our assignment." I struggled to get ahold of myself before having to read the eulogy.
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