gather wits


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gather your wits

to make an effort to be calm and think I was really scared, but I knew I had to gather my wits and try to figure out what to do.
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gather your wits

  (literary)
to make an effort to become calm and think more clearly Sitting down in one of the chairs I attempted to gather my wits and decide what I should do.
See also: gather, wit