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get your act together

Meaning: If you get your act together, you greatly improve your attitude and peformance in relation to something such as your work, or to life in general.

For example:

  • You're in your thirties now, so it's time you got your act together and started behaving like a mature adult.

  • Terry is trying to get his act together and do better in all aspects of his life.

Quick Quiz:

After Gillian got her act together, she
  1. did much better at work
  2. remembered her lines in the play
  3. started acting like somebody else

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