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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…
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