have/keep (all) your wits about you definition, meaning - what is have/keep (all) your wits about you in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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

See all translations

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 the city - you have to keep your wits about you.
Translations of “have/keep (all) your wits about you”
in Chinese (Traditional) 保持頭腦冷靜, 隨機應變…
in Chinese (Simplified) 保持头脑冷静, 随机应变…
(Definition of have/keep (all) your wits about you from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

prime time

in television and radio broadcasting, the time when the largest number of people are watching or listening

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

e-juice noun

April 27, 2015
the liquid content in an e-cigarette, which includes nicotine and may be flavoured in various ways Cannabidiol oil that comes from industrial hemp plants, which is what is infused into our e-juice, is 100 per cent legal.

Read More