Rude Awakening

Meaning of Idiom ‘Rude Awakening’ A rude awaking is the sudden awareness of something unpleasant after having mistakenly believed that everything was fine. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. Usage The idiom rude awakening is often combined with to be in for, as in “You are in for a rude awakening.” … Read more