get one's act together

Slang Dictionary

get (one's) act together definition

and get (one's) shit together; get (one's)
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    to organize oneself; to get one's possessions organized. (Usually objectionable.) : Let me get my act together, and I'll be right with you. , As soon as I get my shit together and put it away, I be with you.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases

get one's act together

Also, get one's shit or it all together. Start to behave more appropriately or effectively; get organized. For example, Once Joe gets his act together he'll get a raise, or You'd better get it all together before the boss comes back. The variant using shit is considered vulgar. [Slang; second half of 1900s] Also see get one's ducks in a row.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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