Get a Grip, get a grasp

Posted by Lotg on October 02, 2003

In Reply to: Get a Grip posted by Lotg on October 02, 2003

: This is perhaps similar to the last query I posted. Again how did this term come about? I'm guessing that it's actually incomplete was probably originally 'get a grip on reality', only because I've heard it said, not because I actually know.

::: Actually, there's another variation (probably several for all I now), such as 'get a grip on yourself'. Just exactly what is that you're supposed to be gripping? And I suppose 'get a grasp of the situation' is yet another variation.