bring (one) to (one's) senses

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bring (one) to (one's) senses

To cause one to resume acting, thinking, or feeling rationally or normally. I was starting to get disoriented after being awake for 36 hours straight, but a good night's rest brought me to my senses. I was excited to book a vacation until my nearly-depleted bank account brought me to my senses.
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bring (one) to one's senses

to cause someone to return to normal [after being out of control or irrational]. A gentle slap in the face brought him to his senses. Liz was brought to her senses quickly.
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bring someone to their senses

If an event or something you say brings someone to their senses, it makes them start to be reasonable and act in a sensible way. Insist that he treats you better or you will leave. This just might bring him to his senses. Note: You can say that someone comes to their senses if they start to be reasonable and act in a sensible way. So all he could do was hope that maybe the British would eventually come to their senses and act.
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bring someone to their senses

cause someone to think and behave reasonably after a period of folly or irrationality.
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He's caught taking cocaine and storms off, before bumping into Jane, who can't bring him to his senses.
He said he hoped the custodial sentence would help bring him to his senses and warned him he would be spending longer periods in jail if he broke the law in the future.
And if the censure of the FA, the anger of his manager or the revulsion of fans doesn't bring him to his senses then perhaps the embarrassment of his mother will.
If these two hammer-like blows fail to bring him to his senses, then we may have to think up even more draconian means.
But his gambling problems worsened and it took Gillian's threat to leave him to bring him to his senses.
I want to slap the good doctor and bring him to his senses.
Taibah was holding him, trying to bring him to his senses.
But getting a mutual friend to "let slip" that you have been to a lawyer may be enough to bring him to his senses
He was waving it about, saying, `This is the only thing that will bring him to his senses.
ROBBIE Williams needs a good shaking, if not a good slapping, to bring him to his senses.