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presence of mind

noun [U] uk   us   approving
C2 the ability to make good decisions and to act quickly and calmly in a difficult situation or an emergency: When the gunmen came into the bank, she had the presence of mind to press the alarm.
Translations of “presence of mind”
in Chinese (Traditional) 鎮定自若,處變不驚…
in Chinese (Simplified) 镇定自若,处变不惊…
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