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coffee and

A non-specific request for coffee and something else, usually a pastry. Take these croissants out to the guests who want coffee and.
See also: and, coffee

coffee and Danish

Coffee accompanied by a "Danish," a puff pastry that typically has a sweet filling. Let's get coffee and Danish and catch up—it's been so long since I've seen you!
See also: and, coffee

coffee in, coffee out

Referring to the act of drinking coffee and then urinating soon after. I need a bathroom break—coffee in, coffee out and all that.
See also: coffee, out

coffee klatch

A casual, informal social gathering for chatting or gossiping over cups of coffee. A variant of the term kaffeeklatsch, a German loanword that translates as "coffee gossip." I host a coffee klatch every Saturday afternoon with other mothers from the neighborhood to chat about everything going on in our lives. These coffee klatches are my biggest social outlet, the only time when I get to really catch up with people my age.
See also: coffee

coffee shop

A café where coffee, tea, and other light refreshments are typically served. I definitely need some caffeine before class, so I'll meet you at the coffee shop after I finish up at the library.
See also: coffee, shop

coffee table book

A large hardbound book primarily containing pictures that is often displayed on a coffee table in a common area as a conversation piece. Jenna published a coffee table book that featured beautiful photographs from her European vacations.
See also: book, coffee, table

coffee talk

Idle chit-chat among friends. It's just friendly coffee talk—stuff like politics and religion don't enter into it. Are you and the girls getting together for coffee talk later today?
See also: coffee, talk

coffee-table book

A large, typically hardcover book full of glossy photos that is meant to be displayed on a coffee-table for casual viewing, as opposed to thorough reading. At least there were some interesting coffee-table books to flip through while we waited.
See also: book

cold blood

slang Beer. Let's meet up at the bar tonight for some cold blood.
See also: blood, cold

cold coffee

slang Beer. Let's meet up at the bar for some cold coffee tonight.
See also: coffee, cold

get (something) to go

1. To request that one's food or beverage be packaged so that one is able to take it away from the restaurant. Hi there, I'd like a tall latte please. Oh, and I'll get it to go. We offer a dine-in service, but many of our customers prefer to get their meals to go.
2. informal To cause or compel something to begin working. The engine on this old car is really touchy. Only my grandpa knew how to get it to go. A: "There you go, your computer's working again now." B: "Fantastic, I thought for sure it was dead. How'd you get it to go?"
See also: get, go, to

stop and smell the coffee

To take time to enjoy the finer or more enjoyable aspects of life, especially when one has become overworked or overly stressed. A combination of two more common phrases, "stop and smell the roses" and "wake up and smell the coffee." You can't keep working these 80 hour weeks, John! You have to stop and smell the coffee once in a while, or else what is all that work even for?
See also: and, coffee, smell, stop

that and (some amount of money) will get you a cup of coffee

Used to indicate that something which has just been mentioned is of no value or use whatsoever. Primarily heard in UK. That's my view of the situation. Though I'm not a lawyer, so that and a buck fifty will get you a cup of coffee. A: "We all signed a petition to get the cable network to put our favorite show back on the air!" B:" Wow, well done you. That and $5 will get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks!"
See also: amount, and, coffee, cup, get, of, that, will

That and a nickel will buy you a cup of coffee.

obsolete Used to express that something is utterly worthless. (A nickel used to be enough money to buy a cup of coffee.) Primarily heard in US. The kid who beat me in the tournament got $500 and a swell-looking trophy, while all I got was a dinky little ribbon that said, "Second Place." As my old man used to say, that and a nickel will buy you a cup of coffee. A: "We ought to abolish all taxes!" B: "Yeah, great idea, Bill. That and a nickel will buy you a cup of coffee."
See also: and, buy, cup, nickel, of, that, will

That and a nickel will get you a cup of coffee.

obsolete Used to express that something is utterly worthless. (A nickel used to be enough money to buy a cup of coffee.) Primarily heard in US. The kid who beat me in the tournament got $500 and a swell-looking trophy, while all I got was a dinky little ribbon that said, "Second Place." As my old man used to say, that and a nickel will get you a cup of coffee. A: "We ought to abolish all taxes!" B: "Yeah, great idea, Bill. That and a nickel will get you a cup of coffee."
See also: and, cup, get, nickel, of, that, will

That and fifty cents will buy you a cup of coffee.

obsolete Used to express that something is utterly worthless. (Fifty cents used to be enough money to buy a cup of coffee.) Primarily heard in US. The kid who beat me in the tournament got $500 and a swell-looking trophy, while all I got was a dinky little ribbon that said, "Second Place." As my old man used to say, that and fifty cents will buy you a cup of coffee. A: "We ought to abolish all taxes!" B: "Yeah, great idea, Bill. That and fifty cents will buy you a cup of coffee."
See also: and, buy, cent, cup, fifty, of, that, will

That and fifty cents will get you a cup of coffee.

obsolete Used to express that something is utterly worthless. (Fifty cents used to be enough money to buy a cup of coffee.) Primarily heard in US. The kid who beat me in the tournament got $500 and a swell-looking trophy, while all I got was a dinky little ribbon that said, "Second Place." As my old man used to say, that and fifty cents will get you a cup of coffee. A: "We ought to abolish all taxes!" B: "Yeah, great idea, Bill. That and fifty cents will get you a cup of coffee."
See also: and, cent, cup, fifty, get, of, that, will

wake up and smell the coffee

Pay attention to what is happening. Come on, Stan, wake up and smell the coffee! They're cheating you out of millions!
See also: and, coffee, smell, up, wake
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

coffee and

coffee and a doughnut or a pastry. I'll have coffee and. We stopped at a little shop for coffee and.
See also: and, coffee

coffee and Danish

a cup of coffee and a Danish sweet roll. A few of us like to have coffee and Danish before we start work. Coffee and Danish is not my idea of a good breakfast!
See also: and, coffee

coffee-table book

a book that is more suitable for display than for reading, typically, an oversize, illustrated book left on the coffee table for visitors to examine. This book is more of a coffee-table book than an art book. I prefer something more scholarly. We purchased a coffee-table book for Jan's birthday.
See also: book

wake up and smell the coffee

Prov. Try to pay attention to what's going on. Things have changed around here, Wallace J. Hodder! Wake up and smell the coffee!
See also: and, coffee, smell, up, wake
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

wake up and smell the coffee

If you say that someone should wake up and smell the coffee, you mean they must start to be more realistic and aware of what is happening around them. You'll have to wake up and smell the coffee. The world is a very hard, cruel place. It would really serve you well to wake up and smell the damned coffee and quit acting like a teenager.
See also: and, coffee, smell, up, wake
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

wake up and smell the coffee

become aware of the realities of a situation, however unpleasant. informal, chiefly North American
See also: and, coffee, smell, up, wake
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

wake up and smell the ˈcoffee

(American English, informal) used to tell somebody that they are wrong about a particular situation or have not been aware of something and it is time that they realized and accepted the truth: It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee: you’re not going to pass this course unless you start working harder.
See also: and, coffee, smell, up, wake
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

coffee and

n. coffee and a doughnut or a pastry. We stopped at a little shop for coffee and.
See also: and, coffee

coffee in, coffee out

and CICO
phr. & comp. abb. a phrase relating to drinking coffee and then urinating. (A play on FIFO, GIGO, etc.) Yikes! I really got to go! CICO. Let’s stop again at the next rest area. Coffee in, coffee out, you know.
See also: coffee, out

cold blood

and cold coffee
n. beer. How would you like a little cold blood to start things off?
See also: blood, cold

cold coffee

verb
See also: coffee, cold
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"I tell you I found the poison in one of the coffee cups."
"Well, well," said Fisher, amiably, "I dare say you are right; but I should just like to have a look at the library and the coffee cups."
Two men with two coffee cups did go into the library and did put their cups on the bookstand and did go together to the well, and one of them was a murderer and had put poison in the other's cup.
At this point in his meditations Violet entered with the after-dinner coffee and the evening post.
Violet, meanwhile, stood patiently before him with the coffee. Mr Blatherwick helped himself.
Unfortunately it was too small to make him see how wrong it was to kiss her in a vague, fatherly way across the coffee tray just as James Datchett walked into the room.
Violet, absolutely unmoved, supplied James with coffee, and bustled out of the room.
I want to chuck Oakland just as hard as you wanted to chuck the beefsteak, the coffee, and the butter."
"And hash-browned," she abetted, "and coffee extra special, and some oysters first--I want to compare them with the rock oysters."
When the coffee was done, the Jew drew the saucepan to the hob.
The four sat down, to breakfast, on the coffee, and some hot rolls and ham which the Dodger had brought home in the crown of his hat.
Master Bates saw something so exquisitely ludicrous in this reply, that he burst into another laugh; which laugh, meeting the coffee he was drinking, and carrying it down some wrong channel, very nearly terminated in his premature suffocation.
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