pull one's shit together

idiomatic phrase

1
US, vulgar : to begin to proceed in an effective way : to become prepared, organized, etc.
We're going to have to pull our shit together if we want to make the deadline.
2
US, vulgar : to begin to live one's life in a responsible and mature way
He got in a lot of trouble when he was younger, but he's really pulled his shit together.

Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pull one's shit together was in 1971

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“Pull one's shit together.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20one%27s%20shit%20together. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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