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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
(Definition of wake up and smell the coffee from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wake up and smell the coffee”
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于告诉某人)认清形势,正视目前的情况…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於告訴某人)認清形勢,正視目前的情況…
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