stir oneself


: to begin taking some action
He finally stirred himself and started making dinner.
He stirred himself to action.
often followed by to+ verb
He finally stirred himself to write her a letter.

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“Stir oneself.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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