Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
get a grip
get a grip
1) keep or recover one's self-control
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get a grip on reality/of yourself
This idiomatic phrasal verb means to regain your self-control after having lost it. Someone might encourage you to 'get a grip' in order to remind you to look at the situation objectively or to ask you to control your emotions. To 'get a grip' is a shortened version of the expression 'get a grip on reality' meaning not to get carried away and to react to reality instead of imagining the worst senario. This is a colloquial, informal phrase. Similar phrases include 'pull yourself together and 'get a handle on things'.
Social Examples (Basic)
The man wastold to get a grip when he askedfor an unreasonable raise.
Get a grip of yourself!said the woman to the crying man.
Do you really think I'm going to help you after what you did?Get a grip!
Professional Examples (Basic)
You can't keep getting angry and shouting at your co-workers. Get a grip!
If you think the sales projections are that good you need toget a grip. We'd be lucky to do half that well.
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