get a grip (on oneself)

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of get a grip (on oneself)

informal
: to get control of one's thoughts and emotions and stop behaving in a foolish or uncontrolled way
  • Get a grip (on yourself)! This is no time to be hysterical!

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

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

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

grip play
  1. : to seize or hold firmly

  2. : to hold the interest of strongly

  1. : a strong or tenacious grasp

  2. : strength in gripping

  3. : manner or style of gripping

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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