Definition of gather or collect one's wits in English:
Allow oneself to think calmly and clearly in a demanding situation.
- 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.
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