Pull yourself together: Meaning, synonyms & origin + 9 example sentences

What does “Pull yourself together” mean?

“Pull yourself together” means after an unpleasant case; to calm down and act normally. The idiom means to regain your calm after getting angry or distressed. The idiom has the connotative meaning to restore one’s autonomy or self control. In other words, the idiom is used to say to keep oneself cool. It is used to say to regain emotional self-control.

9 examples of how to use “Pull yourself together” in a sentence

  • Instead of all the loses in one’s life; one must be brave, courageous, self reliant and must have the ability to pull oneself together.
  • Pull yourself together, start a new life; mourning over the past will never make you smart. I know it is hard for you but you must try ones.
  • How it is possible for her to pull herself together, Adam was her only son which she has lost recently in a car accident.
  • If you pull yourself together, there are chances that she will come back to you. It’s possible but you must change yourself and start a new life.
  • I will pull myself together, the reason which disturbs me every time is her obnoxious nature and attitude; she will leave me alone, that’s what I am worried about.
  • I know you will pull yourself together, I know you since my childhood; you are the brave son of your brave father.
  • Students; pull yourself together and start preparing for your exams. Hope so you will sit for your exams in the last week of April.
  • This pandemic has disturbed every one of us, but you must pull yourself together and start some new business.
  • Ambrose is not a child, I know him he is intelligent; he will pull himself together and very soon, he will join the department.
  • Come on boys, pull yourself together and collect all your material; we have to reach that point till this evening.
  • Pull yourself together and get back to the work.
  • I want to pull myself together, I want to start some hard work and I want to build a routine.
  • Don’t wait for the right moment, start working from tomorrow and pull yourself together.
  • It’s unpleasant to pull yourself together but the results will be in your favor.

The origin of “Pull yourself together”

The exact root of the idiom “pull yourself together” is unknown. What is understood is that it has a similar interpretation to another common idiom,’mind over matter.’ ‘Mind over matter’ is a very ancient idiom, first used by Virgil in his poem The Aeneid in 70 BCE.

The idiom has the connotative meaning of getting back to normal life or routine after an unpleasant incident or disturbance in one’s life but there is not any solid proof related to the origin of this idiom.

However the phrase is quite psychological in its nature and meaning. This phrase is a source of motivation for those who are broken or those who are facing difficulties in their lives.

Synonyms for “Pull yourself together”

Motivation, hope, new beginning, restart, regain, back to work, assorted, bring back, recover, retrieve, get better, get well, regain ones strength

Idioms related to “Pull yourself together”

  • Bring to light
  • Get a grip
  • Make it
  • Get over something
  • Do the trick
  • Stand in good stead
  • Come up smiling
  • Get a grip on yourself
  • Pull out all the stops
  • Take it easy