smell the roses


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smell the roses

enjoy or appreciate what is often ignored. North American informal
See also: rose, smell

smell the roses

To spend time in leisurely enjoyment.
See also: rose, smell
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I do wish the current crop would stop and smell the roses.
By the time you read this column, dear friends, I will be stopping "to smell the roses.
If you don't stop and smell the roses along the way.
Allison, you know how important it is to smell the roses.
Sometimes teachers forget to "stop and smell the roses.
As 29-year-old Michael Weiser makes his way to GFI's offices on 50 Broadway every morning, he takes the time to look up and read his favorite billboard that declares, "Sometimes stopping to smell the roses has nothing to do with stopping or roses.
Were this just a run-of-the-mill romantic comedy--which the video packaging might mislead you into believing--Days would be about how free-spirit Andrea teaches uptight Claudio to walk barefoot in the park and smell the roses.
They're not there to smell the roses," contends Dreyer.
Our contest asked the American public to nominate the celebrity--from entertainment, politics, or business--who they felt most needed to `stop and smell the roses.
Now there is an alternative - head to a garden centre just off the motorway to break your journey and smell the roses.
We don't have to run up mountains every other week but as often as we can, we should stop, smell the roses and realise it's good to be here.
The youngsters readily handled bugs and slugs and took time to smell the roses as part of an educational workshop.
When she says quietly that she does the best she can, I hear her telling us that part of how she copes with MS is taking time to smell the roses.
I'm not going to smell the roses until the season's over,'' he said.
I wanted to travel, spend time with my family' relax, and smell the roses.