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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Sometimes a crisis is required to bring us to our senses, and we spent much of 2017 lurching from one crisis to the next.
AFTER the unprecedented and punitive shock we experienced in March 2013, almost everyone -- even the most cynical among us -- believed the blow was severe enough to bring us to our senses.
This is a lesson that needs to bring us to our senses on how Albanian politicians in Macedonia should not behave if their affiliation is their national interest," Ermira Mehmeti-Devaja from BDI said.
And someone from abroad need to tell us this, to bring us to our senses because at home, the problems are not being discussed, they are only swept under the rug.
We are all good drivers or so we like to believe, the problem is it does not matter how good we think we drive it only takes one bad driver to bring us to our senses.
Will it take the complete dodo-like disappearance of this noble creature to bring us to our senses or are we to remain blind and deaf to the appalling tragedy unfolding?
Apocalypse is meant to bring us to our senses, allowing us a sobering, and usually, painful, glimpse of what is possible in the new life we build from the ashes of the old.
Apocalypse is meant to bring us to our senses, allowing us a sober if painful glimpse of what is possible in the new life we build from the ashes of the old.
Once again, her history-making rings out to urge, to cajole, to bring us our past in order to bring us to our senses and sweeter powers.