snap out of (something)

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snap out of (something)

To suddenly recover or be freed from some negative or undesirable condition, emotion, or situation. Alex has been really gloomy lately. I hope he snaps out of it soon, because we'll need him to present our project to the supervisor next week. The company is hoping to snap out of their recent sales slump with the launch of their latest smartphone.
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snap something out of something

 and snap something out
to remove something from something, causing an audible snap. Jeff snapped the plastic plug out of the socket. He snapped out the plug.
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snap out of something

Fig. to become suddenly freed from a condition. (The condition can be a depression, an illness, unconsciousness, etc.) I was very depressed for a week, but this morning I snapped out of it. It isn't often that a cold gets me down. Usually lean snap out of it quickly.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

snap out of

Suddenly recover, as in You can't expect an entire economy to snap out of the doldrums overnight. This expression is also put as an imperative, Snap out of it! telling someone to return to his or her normal state of mind from an undesirable condition such as grief, self-pity, or depression; for example, Snap out of it, Stella; it's over and done with. [1920s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

snap out of it

get out of a bad or unhappy mood. informal
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ˌsnap ˈout of it

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ˌsnap somebody ˈout of it

(informal) try to stop feeling unhappy or depressed; help somebody stop feeling this way: For heaven’s sake, Ann, snap out of it! Things aren’t that bad!She wouldn’t talk to anyone for days, but her friends helped snap her out of it.
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snap out of something

in. to recover from something. It was an emotional blow, but he’ll snap out of it in a while.
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