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English definition of “have your wits about you”

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)
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