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English definition of “gather your wits”

gather your wits

literary
to make an effort to become calm and think more clearly: I spent the five-minute break between games gathering my wits and rethinking my strategy for the second half of the match.Calming and relaxing
(Definition of gather your wits from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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