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    pull it together vs pull yourself together

    According to the dictionary's definition, "pull oneself together" is to gain control of emotions, but can you also use "it" instead of "yourself" just to mean the situation?

    ex)....Her misery was only compounded by her frustration at herself for not being able to "pull it together" and stop crying all the time...

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    Re: pull it together vs pull yourself together

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    According to the dictionary's definition, "pull oneself together" is to gain control of emotions, but can you also use "it" instead of "yourself" just to mean the situation?

    ex)....Her misery was only compounded by her frustration at herself for not being able to "pull it together" and stop crying all the time...
    "Pull yourself together" or "Get it together".

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    Arrow Re: pull it together vs pull yourself together

    They are originally the same.

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    Re: pull it together vs pull yourself together

    Quote Originally Posted by leonardoatt View Post
    They are originally the same.
    What are "originally the same"?

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    Talking Re: pull it together vs pull yourself together

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    What are "originally the same"?
    "Pull yourself together" and "Get it together".

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    Re: pull it together vs pull yourself together

    Quote Originally Posted by leonardoatt View Post
    "Pull yourself together" and "Get it together".
    They're not necessarily the same.

    "Get it together" might be used if someone is really getting into a mess with something, being very disorganised.

    "Pull yourself together" is more likely to be heard if someone is panicking or really upset about something. It's one of those phrases that goes with potentially a slap round the face to get someone to stop crying!

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    Thumbs up Re: pull it together vs pull yourself together

    I changed my mind. You are right.

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