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Keep your wits about you


Remain calm. Stay lucid, aware and cautious. ‘Wits’ of course refers to intelligence and awareness.¬† (Compare to Keep your shirt on or Man-up.)

“I took my three nephews to the carnival yesterday and it was pure madness watching over them, I had to keep my wits about me the whole time.

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