to come to your senses

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - come to your senses

"to come to your senses"

to begin to think sensibly and reasonably


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - come to your senses

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: I have never seen the boss so upset. Do you really think he is going to fire everyone like he says he will?

Colleague 2: I think when he comes to his senses, he will calm down, think rationally about the situation and find a fair and logical solution.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - come to your senses

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: Sam says is he going to quit his job, sell all his possessions and move to an ashram in India to be a yogi.

Friend 2: Sounds ludicrous. Sam must just be frustrated with his life and not thinking clearly. His girlfriend just left him and he was turned down for a promotion at work recently.

Friend 1: So you think Sam will come to his senses before he does anything crazy?

Friend 2: We should arrange a visit with him tonight to see if we can calm him down.

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to come to your senses - Gerund Form:

Coming to his senses after his ranting meltdown about paper waste in the office, he began to address the issue calmly and logically.

to come to your senses - Examples:

1)  Even if you do try drugs, hopefully you will eventually come to your senses and stop. They are nothing but a temporary stimulant for your body.

2)  Come on Amazon, come to your senses. This company will destroy all you have worked for over the years.

3)  And to all of you posting ridiculous negative comments about Apple, come to your senses, buy one, and realise how stupid you have been!

4)  Unless you come to your senses, you wouldn't be able to think right and move on.

5)  If you make the slightest advance, then come to your senses and retract, you could be in big trouble.

6)  It may be meltdown unless they come to their senses. Why would they want to create enemies, or depict people as enemies?

7)  ... have their heads in a wrong place, and will surely come to their senses after the election. 

8)  ... when all this fails, people will come to their senses and change course.

9)  They will all come to their senses, when they realize they practice the same bigotry they themselves fight against.

10)  I guess it is futile to hope for the record labels to come to their senses and accept that business can be done in alternative ways.

11)  I came to my senses and canceled my pre-order after I saw the ridiculousness of the whole spectacle.

12)  Then I grew up and finally came to my senses.

13)  And I was scared. However, finally I came to my senses and plucked up the courage to make an appointment with my GP.

14)  ... met over the next three weeks and slept together twice before I came to my senses and finished it. I love my wife very much.

15)  I started to scream, then finally came to my senses and looked around me. Dead bodies everywhere, the smell of burning rubber filled ...

16)  ... profound book he makes his most compelling plea yet for man to come to his senses and stop dreaming of immortality, for himself and for the earth.

17)  I don't know whether he had come to his senses or if the thought of prison made him snap out of it but ...

18)  He did not come to his senses, of course, and the great war began.

19)  The cheating partner will come to his senses, apologize and work towards regaining trust.

20)  Nevertheless, he did not come to his senses as he was still dominated by lust and passion.