pull yourself together

pull yourself together

Meaning

  • to calm down and behave normally after an upsetting event
  • to compose yourself after being angry or upset
  • to regain self control
  • to maintain your composure

Example Sentences

  1. I know its difficult to get over your loss, but try to pull yourself together and get on with life.
  2. He had a major accident and had a hard time pulling himself together after that.
  3. Though you've had a hard day, it would be better for everyone if you could pull yourself together and get on with your work.
  4. I'm going through a major personal crisis, but I'll have to pull myself together and do what is to be done.
  5. In spite of all his misfortunes, he has pulled himself together and done well for himself.
  6. Though he suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of a lesser player, he pulled himself together and focussed on the next match.
  7. Though I did not succeed in my last business, I've pulled myself together and will try again.
  8. He was unable to pull himself together after he lost his entire family in the plane crash.

Origin

The origin of this phrase is not clear.

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