Meaning of “have your wits about you” in the English Dictionary

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"have your wits about you" in American English

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have your wits about you

also keep your wits about you

to think and react quickly when something dangerous or difficult happens unexpectedly:

She managed to keep her wits about her and escaped unharmed.

(Definition of “have your wits about you” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)