get oneself together
Definition of get oneself together
1 : to begin to live in a good and sensible way : to stop being confused, foolish, etc. Her life got much better when she stopped drinking and got herself together.
2 : to begin to function in a skillful or effective way The company finally got itself together and started making a profit this year.
Word by Word Definitions
: to gain possession of
: to receive as a return : earn
: to obtain by concession or entreaty
: something begotten:
: the entire progeny of a male animal
: a document of release from obligation in Jewish law
: a bill of divorce
: a religious divorce by Jewish law
: one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self
: in or into one place, mass, collection, or group
: in a body : as a group
: in or into contact, connection, collision, or union
: appropriately prepared, organized, or balanced
: composed in mind or manner : self-possessed
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