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stop and smell the roses

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stop and smell the roses

verb phrase

To relax from the hurly-burly; enjoy an interval of simple enjoyment: It's not a total consuming vocation with him as it is with most other members of Congress. So consequently he tends to stop and smell the flowers a lot more


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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