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to accept the truth and not deceive yourself Voters want Congress to get real and pass a bill to revive the economy.Related vocabulary: face facts
Usage notes: also used as an order: You expect me to ignore data like that? Get real!
Be realistic, understand what's going on, as in You think you'll win the lottery if you buy one ticket a week? Get real! [Slang; second half of 1900s]