pull oneself together

pull oneself together
1. Fig. to compose oneself; to gather one's wits about one. •

I have to pull myself together and try it again.

Now try to pull yourself together and get through this crisis.

2. Fig. to gather up one's things; to pull one's things together. •

I'll be ready to leave as soon as I pull myself together.

I want to pull myself together and leave.

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{v. phr.} To become calm after being excited or disturbed; recover self-command; control yourself. * /It had been a disturbing moment, but he was able to pull himself together./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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