bring (one) to (one's) senses(redirected from bring one to one's senses)
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.
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.
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.