Meaning: To calm down.
Everybody’s looking at you! Pull yourself together!
After hearing the bad news I needed a few minutes to pull myself together.
Pull yourself together! It’s just a little problem and nothing to get worked up about!
When would you say to someone, “Pull yourself together!”
A. When they’re falling asleep.
B. When they’re quietly watching a movie.
C. When they’re doing yoga.
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Neither A, B, or C is correct. In all three situations, the people are more or less relaxed or calm. You would only say “Pull yourself together!” to someone who is very angry, nervous, or upset.