come to your senses

This page is about the idiom come to your senses


If you come to your senses, you see things clearly and begin to act sensibly after a period of confusion and unwise behaviour.

For example

  • It took him a while, but Bill has finally come to his senses and stopped drinking too much alcohol.

  • Kerry says it's time we came to our senses and started treating our planet with the sort of love and care it needs.

Quick Quiz

After spending most of his life working eighty hours a week in a job he didn't enjoy, Hamish came to his senses and

a. quit his job

b. worked even harder

c. pretended to enjoy it
a) quit his job b) worked even harder c) pretended to enjoy it

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Contributor: Matt Errey