bring (one) to (one's) senses(redirected from brought them to their 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.
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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.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
bring someone to their sensescause someone to think and behave reasonably after a period of folly or irrationality.
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