get one's act together

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Etymology[edit]

Figuratively, a comparison with the achieved result and the preparation involved in creating, producing, rehearsing, and polishing a theatrical act or similar performance.

Verb[edit]

get one's act together

  1. (idiomatic) To become serious, organized, worthwhile, etc.
    It didn't look like he'd ever get his act together, but eventually the project got going.

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