get one's life together

Definition of get one's life together

informal
:to begin to live in a good and sensible way :to stop being confused, foolish, etc.
  • If she doesn't get her life together pretty soon, she's going to lose her kids.

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

life play
  1. : the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

  2. : a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

  3. : an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. : of or relating to animate being

  2. : lifelong

  3. : using a living model

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

  2. : in a body : as a group

  3. : in or into contact, connection, collision, or union

  1. : appropriately prepared, organized, or balanced

  2. : composed in mind or manner : self-possessed


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