take a hold on (oneself)

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take a hold on (oneself)

To control one's reactions or emotions. After losing her job, Sarah needed to calm down and take a hold on herself in order to drive home safely. You're not going to be able to think clearly until you take a hold on yourself.
See also: hold, on, take

get/take a ˈgrip/ˈhold on yourself

(informal) make an effort to control your feelings, especially in a difficult situation: I know you’re nervous, but you must get a grip on yourself. You’re due to go on stage in five minutes.Look, Ben, get a grip, will you? If we panic now, we’ll be finished.
See also: get, grip, hold, on, take