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Dear Ted:

Does "to get a grip on yourself" have the same meaning as "to pull yourself together" or "to get yourself together"?

Again, many, many thanks for your kind help.

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

Does "to get a grip on yourself" have the same meaning as "to pull yourself
together" or "to get yourself together"?

*** YES.  All three mean the same thing.  Another one, a little more "formal," is
"control yourself" or "get yourself under control."

Ted

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