eurred to me earlier today that I had never got to know the exact meaning of this phrase.
I know it is comm
aonly used when, say, a father asks his child to leave bed. That sound a little odd. I think you have no choice but to say, "get out of bed".
But, what does someone have to do, in order to declare that he has already gotten up? I always think that it requires people to at least put on some clothes, if such things are necessary given the temperature. You are right.
Then, suppose someone puts on some clothes, actually leaves his bed and walks about, while he's asleep. Does that count as getting up? No. 'Getting up' implies (1) being awake, and (2) being ready to emerge from the bedroom.
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