come\ to\ one's\ senses

v. phr.
1. Become conscious again; wake up.

The boxer was knocked out and did not come to his senses for several minutes.

The doctors gave Tom an anesthetic before his operation; then the doctor took out Tom's appendix before he came to his senses.

Compare: come to(1)
2. To think clearly; behave as usual or as you should; act sensibly.

A boy threw a snowball at me and before I could come to my senses he ran away.

Don't act so foolishly. Come to your senses!

Contrast: out of one's head

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • come to one's senses — {v. phr.} 1. Become conscious again; wake up. * /The boxer was knocked out and did not come to his senses for several minutes./ * /The doctors gave Tom an anesthetic before his operation; then the doctor took out Tom s appendix before he came to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come to one's senses — {v. phr.} 1. Become conscious again; wake up. * /The boxer was knocked out and did not come to his senses for several minutes./ * /The doctors gave Tom an anesthetic before his operation; then the doctor took out Tom s appendix before he came to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come to one's senses — ► come to one s senses 1) regain consciousness. 2) regain one s sound judgement. Main Entry: ↑sense …   English terms dictionary

  • come to one's senses — 1. To regain consciousness 2. To start behaving sensibly (again) • • • Main Entry: ↑sense …   Useful english dictionary

  • come to one's senses — begin to think clearly or act sensibly He finally came to his senses and decided to buy a cheaper car rather than borrow a lot of money for an expensive one …   Idioms and examples

  • come to one's self — Recover one s senses, come to, return to consciousness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • to one's senses — See: COME TO ONE S SENSES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to one's senses — See: COME TO ONE S SENSES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to\ one's\ senses — See: come to one s senses …   Словарь американских идиом

  • To come to one's self — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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