Allow oneself to think calmly and clearly in a demanding situation.
More example sentences
- Shaken up herself, Phoebe decided to make an opportune exit, allowing herself as well as Jess to gather their wits about them once again.
- After gathering her wits, she ran outside, in search of her two boys.
- At last, gathering her wits about her, Daphne waddled back to her master to tell him what had happened at the river's edge.