December 28 – get a grip

December 28, 2018 =========

☆  get a grip  落ち着く


To get a grip means to calm down, and control your behavior. To chill out, to relax and cool down and recover your self-control. When would you use this word? You could say it to someone who is acting out of control after they had their heart broken for example!

A: I can’t believe she broke up with me!
B: Get a grip! You guys only went on one date!
In other words, calm down, the relationship was not even really a relationship yet, after just one date.

Or, when a friend is overreacting.

A: My boss told me they were restructuring! What am I going to do? I’ll lose my house and go bankrupt!
B: Calm down, you need to get a grip. Talk to your boss and find out what is actually going on. Maybe you won’t be affected. And besides, you didn’t even really like your job! This could be a great opportunity for you to follow your dreams!

Can you think of another situation you might use “get a grip”?