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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
April
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Pull yourself together

"She sat at home and shook, her cheeks flushed, her eyes bright with tears. When she had pulled herself together, she would go and have a shower ..." (A. S. Byatt)




to pull yourself together - to become calm and behave normally again after being angry or upset



Just pull yourself together. There's no point crying about it. (CALD)

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  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,948 mod
    After hearing stressful comments from clients, I guess I have to pull myself together after all...
  • filauziofilauzio Genoa ( Italy )Posts: 1,886 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think that pulling yourself together can match with your sprawling over the couch; even if, by the latter, you have to loosen yourself a bit.
    glad to stop strict diet, splashed in belly flop? Don't care you're not light, here on English hop !
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,478 mod
    Only if your sprawling over the couch was caused by some sort of shock @filauzio. You pull yourself together after you have heard unpleasant news, so resolving to sit up straight might then be part of this.
  • filauziofilauzio Genoa ( Italy )Posts: 1,886 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Indeed, @mheredge, I thought of pulling yourself together as a means of getting relaxed after some sort of troublesome event; therefore I thought of comparing that to the act of sprawling on the couch. It seemed to me that both behaviours led to the same aim: do away with the cause of annoyance.
    I think you can recover your calm both by pulling and loosening at rest your limbs.
    After all, by pulling yourself together you might perhaps remain a bit tense.
    glad to stop strict diet, splashed in belly flop? Don't care you're not light, here on English hop !
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,478 mod
    Another way to express 'pull yourself together' might be to 'compose yourself' or 'get your act together' @filauzio.
  • jackelliotjackelliot Posts: 904 Inactive
    @mheredge

    thank you

    great advice
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,478 mod
    Get your act together is quite a useful phrase.
  • popatgurupopatguru Posts: 2 Inactive
    my personal file of beautiful words www.popatguru.com
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