get a grip (on yourself)

get a grip (on yourself)
get a grip (on yourself) spoken phrase
to make an effort to control your emotions or your behaviour

For goodness’ sake, get a grip on yourself.

Thesaurus: to stop, control or not show emotionssynonym controlling behaviour and self-controlsynonym
Main entry: grip

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get/take a ˈgrip (on yourself) idiom
to improve your behaviour or control your emotions after being afraid, upset or angry

I have to take a grip on myself, he told himself firmly.

(informal) Get a grip

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(= make an effort to control your emotions)
Main entry:gripidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • keep a grip on yourself — keep a grip on (yourself) get a grip (on (yourself)) to make an effort to control your emotions and behave more calmly. I was so angry I could have hit him I really had to keep a grip on myself …   New idioms dictionary

  • take a grip (on yourself) — get/take a ˈgrip (on yourself) idiom to improve your behaviour or control your emotions after being afraid, upset or angry • I have to take a grip on myself, he told himself firmly. • (informal) Get a grip! ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • grip — grip1 [grıp] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(firm hold)¦ 2¦(power)¦ 3¦(understanding)¦ 4 come/get to grips with something 5 lose your grip 6 get/take a grip on yourself 7 Get a grip 8 be in the grip of something 9¦(stop something slipping)¦ 10¦(for hair)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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