get one's life together

idiomatic phrase

informal
: to begin to live one's life in a responsible and mature way
She made a clean break with the past and is starting to get her life together.

Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of get one's life together was in 1969

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“Get one's life together.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20one%27s%20life%20together. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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