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    English Teacher
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    #1

    get her act together

    Maybe being laid off will be the wake-up call she needs to get her act together.


    Hi,
    Is it right to interpret the underlined part as "be no more sloppy/slovenly" and "get more serious in doing her job?" Thanks.

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    Interested in Language
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    #2

    Re: get her act together

    not a teacher

    Without further context I would be inclined to think it means that she needs to become more organised/focussed/responsible in her life generally.

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