get hold of oneself

idiom
variants: or chiefly US get a hold of oneself
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of get hold of oneself

: to get control of ones' thoughts and emotions and stop behaving in a foolish or uncontrolled way
  • Get a hold of yourself and tell me what happened.

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

hold play
  1. : to have possession or ownership of or have at one's disposal

  2. : to have as a privilege or position of responsibility

  3. : to have as a mark of distinction

  1. : stronghold

  2. : confinement, custody

  3. : prison

  1. : the interior of a ship below decks

  2. : the cargo compartment of a plane

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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