I'll bring him to his bearings. I'll bring him to his senses. A
sea term. The bearings of a ship at anchor is that part of her hull
which is on the water-line when she is in good trim. To bring a ship
to her bearings is to get her into this trim. (Dana: The Seaman's
To lose one's bearings.
To become bewildered; to get perplexed as to which is the right
road. To take the bearings. To ascertain the relative position
of some object.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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