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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

bring someone to their senses

cause someone to think and behave reasonably after a period of folly or irrationality.
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arwinism and cosmology has brought us to our senses. We no longer believe that the earth is the centre of the universe, or that it is flat, or that we as humans are the ultimate 'prize' of evolution.