Clean Up Your Act

CLEAN UP YOUR ACT means that someone needs to do much better, especially because they are behaving unacceptably. For Example: John’s been late for work almost every day this week, and he always stays out late with his friends. He needs to clean up his act, or he’ll lose his job. The recent scandal yet […]

A Class Act

A CLASS ACT means that something or somebody is of particularly high quality. For Example: Dave’s rap performance last night was a class act. He’s one of the most original rap artists on the scene. If something has class, it also means that it is somehow better quality or “cooler”. The new secretary’s really got […]

Get Your Act Together

GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER means that someone needs to improve, especially because they are inefficient or disorganized. For Example: “You have every chance to do well in this course, but you just need to change your attitude a bit. Get up early, go to class, finish your assignments on time, and get your act together.” […]