Wake up and smell the roses

This common malaphor (many hits on the internet) is a mixture of “wake up and smell the coffee” (try to pay attention to what is going on), “come up smelling like a rose” (succeeding from a bad situation) and “stop and smell the roses” (enjoy what’s around you).  The latter was a title to a 1974 hit song by Mac Davis.  This malaphor is similar to “please stop and smell the daisies” published on August 30, 2013.  Many thanks to Sam Edelmann for unintentionally uttering this one and passing it along!

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