come to (one's) senses

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come to (one's) senses

To start thinking reasonably. I'm glad she finally came to her senses and decided against those hideous bridesmaids' dresses. Don't worry, Paul will come to his senses and agree to the terms of the contract.
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come to one's senses

to begin thinking sensibly. I'm glad he finally came to his senses and went on to college. I wish you would come to your senses and look for a better job.
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come to one's senses

Return to thinking or behaving sensibly and reasonably; recover consciousness. For example, I wish he'd come to his senses and stop playing around. This term employs senses in the sense of "normal or sane mental faculties," and in the earliest recorded use (1637) it meant "recover from a swoon." Its broader present-day meaning dates from the mid-1800s. The related bring someone to his or her senses was used by John Gay in his Beggars' Opera (1727). Also see take leave (of one's senses).
See also: come, sense