keep one's wits about one

keep one's wits about one
stay calm when there is trouble or danger

Although there was a fire in the building he was able to keep his wits about him and help everybody to safety.


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  • keep one's wits about one — See: KEEP ONE S HEAD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep one's wits about one — See: KEEP ONE S HEAD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep\ one's\ wits\ about\ one — • keep one s head • keep one s wits about one v. phr. To stay calm when there is trouble or danger. When Tim heard the fire alarm he kept his head and looked for the nearest exit. Compare: count to ten Contrast: lose one s head …   Словарь американских идиом

  • keep one's head — also[keep one s wits about one] {v. phr.} To stay calm when there is trouble or danger. * /When Tim heard the fire alarm he kept his head and looked for the nearest exit./ Compare: COUNT TO TEN. Contrast: LOSE ONE S HEAD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep one's head — also[keep one s wits about one] {v. phr.} To stay calm when there is trouble or danger. * /When Tim heard the fire alarm he kept his head and looked for the nearest exit./ Compare: COUNT TO TEN. Contrast: LOSE ONE S HEAD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep\ one's\ head — • keep one s head • keep one s wits about one v. phr. To stay calm when there is trouble or danger. When Tim heard the fire alarm he kept his head and looked for the nearest exit. Compare: count to ten Contrast: lose one s head …   Словарь американских идиом

  • keep one's wits about one — ► have (or keep) one s wits about one be constantly alert. Main Entry: ↑wit …   English terms dictionary

  • have one's wits about one — {v. phr.} To be alert; remain calm; not panic. * /Sam was the only one who kept his wits about him when the floodwaters of the Mississippi broke into our yard./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have one's wits about one — {v. phr.} To be alert; remain calm; not panic. * /Sam was the only one who kept his wits about him when the floodwaters of the Mississippi broke into our yard./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have (or keep) one's wits about one — be constantly alert. → wit …   English new terms dictionary

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