The idiom 'get your act together' means to organize your life or work in a better, more efficient way. This video explains the meaning and use of the idiom 'get your act together' in English. We explain how to use it with some easy examples to help you learn this idiom so you can use it in spoken and Business English.
This idiom means to organize your life or work in a better, more efficient way. It is essentially taking action to improve yourself. That can be achieved by setting yourself clear goals and creating a plan to reach them, or by correcting character flaws or general poor behaviour.
It is quite common for someone in authority, such as a parent, boss, or teacher, to command someone to 'get their act together.' It is usually said firmly, sometimes as a warning, but sometimes with the intention of forcefully encouraging that person to improve or succeed.
As the video shows, this expression is common in both a social and professional context, and is similar to the phrases 'get your house in order,' and 'cop yourself on.'