presence of mind

noun phrase

Definition of presence of mind 

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

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circa 1624, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of presence of mind was circa 1624

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presence of mind

noun

Kids Definition of presence of mind

: ability to think clearly and act quickly in an emergency

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