presence of mind
Date: 1665 self-control so maintained in an emergency or in an embarrassing situation that one can say or do the right thing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Presence of mind — Presence Pres ence, n. [F. pr[ e]sence, L. praesentia. See {Present}.] 1. The state of being present, or of being within sight or call, or at hand; opposed to absence. [1913 Webster] 2. The place in which one is present; the part of space within… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • presence of mind — noun uncount the ability to think quickly and clearly in a difficult situation: Fortunately she had the presence of mind to run into the street …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • presence of mind — ► presence of mind the ability to remain calm and take quick, sensible action in the face of sudden difficulty. Main Entry: ↑presence …   English terms dictionary

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  • presence of mind — n. ability to think clearly and act quickly and intelligently in an emergency …   English World dictionary

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