You just have to keep your wits about you and do some negotiating.
Which parent in Central Park, young child in tow, has not been menaced out of his wits by speeding bicyclists?
As a result, Tallulah found herself hailed as one of the wits of Manhattan, and she worked hard to make sure the reputation stuck.
On the same day, wits University in Johannesburg held a memorial in its iconic Great Hall.
But rather than scare people out of their wits, they served as a moment of much-needed comic relief for many.
Your father's new house, Le, has scared him half out of his wits.
They were bright; there is hardly a street boy living by his wits who isn't.
She took pleasure in keeping her wits about her, and Mr. Travers used them as if they were his own.
That he had needed a stimulant that day was because he had been soured and would not try with his wits about him.
They will have their wits again, and that very fat Stoobar will be supplied with powder.
"mental capacity," Old English wit, more commonly gewit, from Proto-Germanic *witjan (cf. Old Saxon wit, Old Norse vit, Danish vid, Swedish vett, Old Frisian wit, Old High German wizzi "knowledge, understanding, intelligence, mind," German Witz "wit, witticism, joke," Gothic unwiti "ignorance"), from PIE *woid-/*weid-/*wid- "to see," metaphorically "to know" (see vision). Related to Old English witan "to know" (source of wit (v.)). Meaning "ability to make clever remarks in an amusing way" is first recorded 1540s; that of "person of wit or learning" is from late 15c. For nuances of usage, see humor.
A witty saying proves nothing. [Voltaire, Diner du Comte de Boulainvilliers]
Wit ought to be five or six degrees above the ideas that form the intelligence of an audience. [Stendhal, "Life of Henry Brulard"]
"know," Old English witan "to know," from Proto-Germanic *witanan "to have seen," hence "to know" (cf. Old Saxon witan, Old Norse vita, Old Frisian wita, Middle Dutch, Dutch weten, Old High German wizzan, German wissen, Gothic witan "to know"); see wit (n.). The phrase to wit, almost the only surviving use of the verb, is first recorded 1570s, from earlier that is to wit (mid-14c.), probably a loan-translation of Anglo-French cestasavoir, used to render Latin videlicet (see viz.).
A presumed list of things one wants: intent on buying every weapon the generals and admirals put on their wish lists