have one's act together

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To be serious, organized, worthwhile, etc.

Etymology:

  • Figuratively, a comparison with the achieved result and the preparation involved in creating, producing, rehearsing, and polishing a theatrical act or similar performance.
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Teresa also shows us that to have one's act together and stay within the boundaries of conventional piety is not the goal of the spiritual life.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

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