Posted by R. Berg on January 16, 2007
In Reply to: Wake up and die right posted by Bob on January 16, 2007
: : Is there such a phrase as "wake up and die right"
: Well, if there wasn't before, there is now. Inventing new turns of phrase is not just for novelists and poets and such; it's perfectly legal for anyone to take the language out for a spin.
: Now, as to whether it's a *famous* or often-quoted phrase, I'll leave that up to others. It's new to me.
It sounds like a turn on the traditional "Straighten up and fly right," perhaps with contamination from "Wake up and smell the coffee." ~rb