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.
See also: bring, sense, someone
References in classic literature ?
Thank goodness all this was in Moscow, and I got the Court, you know, to help me, and we soon brought them to their senses.
Andrew Downey, defending at Mold Crown Court, said that the arrest had brought them to their senses.