Get-one-s-act-together meaning

(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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Origin of get-one-s-act-together

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