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English definition of “have/keep (all) your wits about you”

have/keep (all) your wits about you

to be ready to think quickly in a situation and react to things that you are not expecting: Cycling is potentially very dangerous in London - you have to keep your wits about you.PerceptiveUsing the eyesIntelligence
(Definition of have/keep (all) your wits about you from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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