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get your act together

This page is about the idiom get your act together


If you get your act together, you greatly improve your attitude and performance 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

a. did much better at work

b. remembered her lines in the play

c. started acting like somebody else

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Contributor: Matt Errey