Wake up and smell the coffee is an expression we use when we are telling someone, figuratively speaking of course, that they are delusional!
For example, on a monthly basis my little brother says to me:
Janette, wake up and smell the coffee:
- Wine is not a health substitute for water!
- You are never ever going to get married to George Clooney or David Beckham and your latest addiction to Adam Levine is just pathetic!
- Frying an egg is neither rocket science nor neurophysics!
And I respond with great intellectual dexterity by saying:
‘’Shut up, you loser!’’