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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 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-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

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

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. © 2015 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
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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
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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
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References in classic literature ?
The letter was right there at hand in the drawer of the little table upon which Edna had just placed her coffee cup.
Oh, you selfish young zany of a man, after all you have said to her, won't you make it up and let me return to my coffee? Not he.
"William," said I gaily, "coffee, cigarette, and cherry brandy."
"Coffee, please," says Tom, with his mouth full of muffin and kidney.
Tom has eaten kidney and pigeon-pie, and imbibed coffee, till his little skin is as tight as a drum; and then has the further pleasure of paying head waiter out of his own purse, in a dignified manner, and walks out before the inn-door to see the horses put to.
He said that after Lady Hastings went off in the car the general asked him to take coffee with him in the library and look up a point about local antiquities.
Then I examined the coffee cups, and I knew enough chemistry to find poison in the dregs of one of them.
James turned away and went down the passage to restore his nervous tissues with coffee.
At this point in his meditations Violet entered with the after-dinner coffee and the evening post.
"Besides, that water ain't like coffee. Gettin' cold won't spoil it none.
I want to chuck Oakland just as hard as you wanted to chuck the beefsteak, the coffee, and the butter."
Her uncle resumed his breakfast, and was munching toast sopped in coffee, oblivious of his guest, when the third bell rang.
It was coffee then, for he threw it down on purpose.
There was no other person in the room but the old Jew, who was boiling some coffee in a saucepan for breakfast, and whistling softly to himself as he stirred it round and round, with an iron spoon.
When the coffee was done, the Jew drew the saucepan to the hob.