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To organize your own affairs

get your act together

to organize your life or work in a better way, especially by having clear goals and a plan for achieving them

manage

verb

to be available to do something at a particular time

put your affairs in order

to organize the things relating to your personal life, for example your financial situation, especially so that there will not be any difficulties after you die

go about your business

to do the things that you normally do

pick up the pieces

to try to return to a normal life after a difficult experience

pick up the threads (of something)

to return to a situation that existed before something went wrong

put/set/get your house in order

to improve the way that you behave or do things, especially before criticizing how other people behave or do things

get your shit together

to get organized

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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