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English definition of “wake up and smell the coffee”

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wake up and smell the coffee

informal
used to tell someone that they are wrong about a particular situation and must realize what is really happening
Translations of “wake up and smell the coffee”
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於告訴某人)認清形勢,正視目前的情況…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于告诉某人)认清形势,正视目前的情况…
(Definition of wake up and smell the coffee from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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