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pull yourself together

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase pull yourself together

Meaning

You can say this if someone needs to calm down and control their emotions.

For example

  • "I'm going to fail the exam! I know it!"
    "Take a deep breath and pull yourself together. You'll be fine."

  • Rosie was starting to panic on the way to her wedding, so her mother said, "You've got to pull yourself together, Rosie."

Quick Quiz

I was really nervous, so my coach said, "Pull yourself together or

a. you'll win the match."

b. you'll lose the match."

c. you'll strain a muscle."

Contributor: Matt Errey