Wake up and Smell the Coffee

What Does "Wake up and Smell the Coffee" Mean?

"Wake up and smell the coffee" is an English idiom. It means "to become aware of the realities of a situation, even if they are unpleasant."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "wake up and smell the coffee" used in a sentence:

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