What does 'get yourself together' mean?

Your sister says that every week You just come home to eat and go to sleep And you make plans you never keep Because your mind is always in the streets You better get yourself together Look for something better

Song - Sreet boy by Sixto Rodriguez

  • same as: pull yourself together.
    – Lambie
    Jun 19, 2019 at 13:52

1 Answer 1


According to The Free Dictionary, it is an idiom and means:

  1. verb To take action to become well-organized, prepared, or in a better state of life. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between get and together.

You need to get yourself together and finish packing so that we can leave for the airport on time tomorrow morning.

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