get a grip of oneself


get a grip of oneself
take control of one's feelings

He finally got a grip of himself and calmed down.


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  • grip — grip1 [grip] n. [ME gripe < OE gripa, a clutch, handful < base of grīpan: see GRIPE] 1. the act of taking firmly and holding fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.; secure grasp; firm hold 2. the manner in which this is done 3. any… …   English World dictionary

  • grip — n. grasp hold 1) to get a grip on 2) to lose one s grip 3) to relax, release; tighten one s grip 4) a firm, iron, strong, tight, vise like; loose, weak grip control 5) to get a grip on oneself 6) to lose one s grip 7) in the grip of (in the grip… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • grip — /grɪp / (say grip) noun 1. the act of grasping; a seizing and holding fast; firm grasp: the grip of a vice. 2. the power of gripping. 3. a grasp, hold or control: *Hugo held her hand in an iron grip –martin boyd, 1946. 4. a handle or hilt. 5. a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • pull oneself together — REGAIN ONE S COMPOSURE, recover, get a grip on oneself, get over it; informal snap out of it, get one s act together, buck up. → pull * * * phrasal : to regain one s self possession : collect one s faculties it took some time for him to recover… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull oneself together — it s just a movie, pull yourself together Syn: regain one s composure, recover, get a grip on oneself, get over it; informal snap out of it, get one s act together, buck up …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • recover oneself — as nervous as she was, she convincingly recovered herself Syn: pull oneself together, regain one s composure, regain one s self control; informal get a grip (on oneself) …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • recover oneself — PULL ONESELF TOGETHER, regain one s composure, regain one s self control; informal get a grip (on oneself). → recover …   Useful english dictionary

  • compose oneself — you have to compose yourself before you take the stand Syn: calm down, control oneself, regain one s composure, pull oneself together, collect oneself, steady oneself, keep one s head, relax; informal get a grip, keep one s cool, cool one s jets …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • compose oneself — CALM DOWN, control oneself, regain one s composure, pull oneself together, collect oneself, steady oneself, keep one s head; informal get a grip, keep one s cool; N. Amer. informal decompress. → compose …   Useful english dictionary

  • compose oneself — Syn: calm down, control oneself, regain one s composure, pull oneself together, steady oneself; informal get a grip …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary