have/keep (all) your wits about you Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “have/keep (all) your wits about you” in the English Dictionary

"have/keep (all) your wits about you" in British English

See all translations

have/keep (all) your wits about you

to be ​ready to ​thinkquickly in a ​situation and ​react to things that you are not ​expecting: Cycling is ​potentially very ​dangerous in the ​city - you have to ​keepyourwits about you.
(Definition of have/keep (all) your wits about you from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “have/keep (all) your wits about you”
in Chinese (Simplified) 保持头脑冷静, 随机应变…
in Chinese (Traditional) 保持頭腦冷靜, 隨機應變…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

harvest

to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More