To start thinking reasonably. I'm glad she finally came to her senses and decided against those hideous bridesmaids' dresses.Don't worry, Paul will come to his senses and agree to the terms of the contract.See also: come, sense, to
come to one's senses
Return to thinking or behaving sensibly and reasonably; recover consciousness. For example, I wish he'd come to his senses and stop playing around. This term employs senses in the sense of "normal or sane mental faculties," and in the earliest recorded use (1637) it meant "recover from a swoon." Its broader present-day meaning dates from the mid-1800s. The related bring someone to his or her senses was used by John Gay in his Beggars' Opera (1727). Also see take leave (of one's senses). See also: come, sense, toSee also:
to wake up; to become conscious; to start thinking clearly. • John, come to your senses. You're being quite stupid. • In the morning I don't come to my senses until I have had two cups of coffee.
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v. phr. 1. Become conscious again; wake up. The boxer was knocked out and did not come to his senses for several minutes.The doctors gave Tom an anesthetic before his operation; then the doctor took out Tom's appendix before he came to his senses. Compare: COME TO1. 2. To think clearly; behave as usual or as you should; act sensibly. A boy threw a snowball at me and before I could come to my senses he ran away.Don't act so foolishly. Come to your senses! Antonym: OUT OF ONE'S HEAD.