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  1. Shenfeng's Avatar
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    Get your head out of your ass!


    what's the meaning of this phrase?

    From the situations in which I've heard it being used, I get a meaning like "wake up" or "open your eyes" out of it.
    Can somebody support this?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Get your head out of your ass!

    Yes. It's rude.

    It can mean "Pay attention!" or specifically "Pay attention to the real-life situation in front of you."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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