(to) “Get (one’s) Act Together”

(Idiomatic Verb Phrase)

This is an Idiomatic Verb Phrase which comes from the world of the performing arts:  Ballet, Theatre, Comedy, etc..  The word, “Act” in this phrase is referring specifically to one’s performance.  The Separable Phrasal-Verb, (to) “Get (something) Together”, is in-reference-to making that performance perfected and “in sync” with others involved in the performance.

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If One’s “Act” is “Not Together”, then it could be said that his or her performance is not very well organized, and was performed in a sloppy or poor manner.

Used Idiomatically, the phrase refers to the same situation in any person’s performance – whether it be in school, work, social-life, or even in how a person takes care of him or her Self.

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Though her performances as a singer were amazing, her own life was in shambles due to drug-use and so – unfortunately – Amy Winehouse, certainly did NOT “have her act together” – and it’s a damn shame 🙁

So, in like manner, to say that a person (usually in His or Her job, studies, way of living, or general behavior) needs, “…to get His / Her act together…”, is to say that He or She is doing a really poor job of what-ever  it is that He or She is doing – and that He or She needs to make some quick and drastic changes…(or else something “bad”, or at-least, quite un-desirable) may happen.

“This Guy…

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…Definitely Got His Act Together.”

So If You’re Living In A Way That Might Not Be Conducive To Your Over-All Longevity and General Well-Being…

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Then Maybe You Too Should “Get Your Act Together”


Have An Excellent Day!

(And Good Luck!)




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