Presumably this expression has its roots in the theatre but it expanded into general use around about the 1970s.
For example, in 1978 The Manchester Guardian Weekly (UK) wrote [The reform policy on refugees] "merely requires that the administration get its act together".
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No Man's Land
by Simon Tolkien
Inspired by the experiences of his grandfather, J. R. R. Tolkien, during World War I.
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