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get one's act together

Definition of get one's act together

informal

  1. 1 :  to begin to live in a good and sensible way :  to stop being confused, foolish, etc. <His life got much better when he stopped drinking and got his act together.>

  2. 2 :  to begin to function in a skillful or effective way <The company finally got its act together and started making a profit this year.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

  1. :  the doing of a thing :  deed

    :  something done voluntarily

    :  a state of real existence rather than possibility

  1. :  actuate, animate

    :  to represent or perform by action especially on the stage

    :  feign, simulate

  1. : active

    : actor

    : actual

togetherplay
  1. :  in or into one place, mass, collection, or group

    :  in a body :  as a group

    :  in or into contact (as connection, collision, or union)

  1. :  appropriately prepared, organized, or balanced

    :  composed in mind or manner :  self-possessed


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