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gather your wits

literary
to make an effort to become calm and think more clearly: I spent the five-minute break between games gathering my wits and rethinking my strategy for the second half of the match.
Translations of “gather your wits”
in Chinese (Traditional) 鎮靜下來…
in Chinese (Simplified) 镇静下来…
(Definition of gather your wits from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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