get one's shit together

get one's shit together
to organise oneself, arrange one's affairs, start to perform efficiently or effectively. A euphemism from the era of alternative therapy which likens one's behaviour to a performance (it may in fact have originated in theatrical or musical circles); unlike many such phrases it is still in widespread use.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • get one's shit together — To compose oneself and one s affairs into a satisfactory state • • • Main Entry: ↑shit * * * organize oneself so as to be able to deal with or achieve something …   Useful english dictionary

  • get one's shit together — cvs idi get one s shit together, to get organized; pull oneself together …   From formal English to slang

  • get one's shit together — Vrb phrs. See get one s act together …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • get one’s shit together — Go to get one’s act together …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • get one’s act together — AND get one’s shit together; get one’s stuff together 1. v. to organize oneself; to get one’s possessions organized. (Use caution with shit.) □ Let me get my act together, and I’ll be right with you. □ I’ll get my stuff together and be right with …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Get one's shit together — be in complete control of one s life, emotions, etc …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • get one's shit together — Australian Slang be in complete control of one s life, emotions, etc …   English dialects glossary

  • get one's shit together — v. become organized; gather one s possessions …   English slang

  • get your shit together — [B] become organized, make a plan and follow it    A counselor can help you get your shit together. Talk to one …   English idioms

  • shit — [shit] Vulgar vi. SHIT or, occas., shat, shitting, shit [earlier shite < OE scītan, akin to Du schijten (MLG schīten), Ger scheissen (OHG skīzan) < Gmc * skīt , * skit ] to discharge excrement; defecate vt. 1. to discharge (excrement) …   English World dictionary

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