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Difference between Get it together and Get one’s act together

get it together

1. (UK coll.) manage to organize an activity:

  • We were planning a trip to India last year, but we never got it together.

2. (sl.) have sex:

  • We’d met a few times before, but we didn’t really get it together till Rachel’s party.

get one’s act together(coll.) get mentally organized (also: get one’s head together):

  • It took me a few days to get my act together, but I finally gathered up the nerve to start writing.