another way to tell someone to pay attention to what is going on.
It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee: you’re not going to pass this course unless you start working harder.
Things have changed around here, Wallace J. Hodder! Wake up and smell the coffee!
Wake up and smell the coffee, Megan. No one is going to do the work for you. If you want to succeed you need to go out there and do the work.
To take time to enjoy the finer or more enjoyable aspects of life, especially when one has become overworked or overly stressed. A combination of two more common phrases, “stop and smell the roses” and “wake up and smell the coffee.”
You can’t keep working these 80 hour weeks, John! You have to stop and smell the coffee once in a while, or else what is all that work even for?
Used to indicate that something which has just been mentioned is of no value or use whatsoever. Primarily heard in UK.
That’s my view of the situation. Though I’m not a lawyer, so that and a buck fifty will get you a cup of coffee. A: “We all signed a petition to get the cable network to put our favorite show back on the air!” B:” Wow, well done you. That and $5 will get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks!”
Coffee accompanied by a “Danish,” a puff pastry that typically has a sweet filling.
Let’s get coffee and Danish and catch up—it’s been so long since I’ve seen you!
A non-specific request for coffee and something else, usually a pastry.
Take these croissants out to the guests who want coffee and.
a large book that contains a lot of pictures. It is often kept on the coffee table and it is used as a conversation starter.
Marty published a coffee table book that features many of his pictures from Italy. I love the picture in your coffee table book. Where did you buy it?
Referring to the act of drinking coffee and then urinating soon after.
drinking a lot of coffee makes one have to go to the bathroom often.
Yikes! I really got to go! CICO. Let’s stop again at the next rest area. Coffee in, coffee out, you know.
I need a bathroom break—coffee in, coffee out and all that. Is there a bathroom around here? I drank way too much coffee this morning and you know the expression, coffee in, coffee out.
A café where coffee, tea, and other light refreshments are typically served.
I definitely need some caffeine before class, so I’ll meet you at the coffee shop after I finish up at the library.
Idle chit-chat among friends. It’s just friendly coffee talk—stuff like politics and religion don’t enter into it.
Are you and the girls getting together for coffee talk later today?
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