(one) woke up on the right side of the grass

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(one) woke up on the right side of the grass

One is still living (as opposed to dead and buried). Often said to indicate that one's life is tolerable or positive overall, despite difficulties. No, I didn't have the best day, but at least I woke up on the right side of the grass, right? A: "Hi, Grandma! How are you?" B: "Oh, I'm all right, darling—the usual aches and pains, you know how it is. I woke up on the right side of the grass, so I can't complain too much!"
See also: grass, of, on, right, side, up, woke
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