Get Your Act Together

Also: Get your shit together Get it together Get it all together Meaning of Idiom ‘Get Your (or one’s) Act Together’ To get your act together means to start behaving in a more focused and effective way; to get organized. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary … Read more

Clean Up Your Act

Meaning of Idiom ‘Clean Up Your (or one’s) Act’ To clean up your (his/her) act means to improve your behavior and begin acting in a more acceptable way. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. Usage “I got back together with Anthony,” said Laura. “He’s … Read more

Act Up

Meaning of Idiom ‘Act Up’ (phrasal verb) 1. To act up, usually in regards to children, means to behave badly or cause trouble. 2. In regards to machinery or electronics, to malfunction or to not operate abnormally. 3. In regards to medical conditions and their symptoms, to act up means to become active. Often used in regards to … Read more

Act of God, an

Also: act of nature Meaning of Idiom ‘An Act of God’ An act of God is an unexpected, powerful, and uncontrollable event that is not caused by humans, such as a hurricane, tornado, flood, earthquake, volcanic eruption, wildfire, etc. 1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995. Usage This idiom is most often, though not always, … Read more