One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to convey that an idea or statement is foolish or overly idealistic.‘You want teens to have committed sexual relationships? Get real!’
- ‘Its time to get real about loyalty.’
- ‘The opposition need to get real on the issue of social mobility.’
- ‘‘What did you think she would do,’ he asked himself. ‘Did you think she would just jump into your arms and everything would be perfect like it use to be? Man, get real!’’
- ‘When foot-and-mouth disease took hold in Yorkshire last year, a schoolgirl touched the nation's hearts by telling the Prime Minister to ‘get real!’’
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