presence\ of\ mind

presence\ of\ mind
n. phr.
Effective and quick decision-making ability in times of crisis.

When Jimmy fell into the river, his father had the presence of mind to dive in after him and save him from drowning.

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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