North American informal Enjoy or appreciate what is often ignored: they need to wake up and smell the roses
More example sentences
- If we have enough food on the table, and gainful employment, then we should take time to smell the roses and enjoy the precious moments of our lives - like sands in an hour glass.
- It's important to take time out once in a while to enjoy the fruits of one's labours, smell the roses and enjoy.
- But bloody hell that girl has to wake up and smell the roses.
Definition of smell the roses in:
- The US English dictionary