get oneself together

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of get oneself together

informal
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

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

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

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

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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