rise and shine

rise and shine


  • to ask someone to wake up and become active in the daily chores
  • wake up with smile
  • getting out of the bed and starting the day
  • leave the bed and start the routine with energy

Example Sentences

  1. The sun is up, rise and shine!
  2. My mother would always start the day positively. “Rise and shine” she would always say.
  3. When you rise and shine to me every day, it starts my day positively.
  4. “It is quarter past nine, rise and shine“, this was one of the dialogues in the musical that I went to see with my husband.
  5. It is already 8 ‘o’ clock, rise and shine you two!
  6. Hey, Carl you are still sleeping, come one rise and shine, we have to go to the long drive today.
  7. I am so inspired by my Grandfather, he about 80 years old and still he rise and shine everyday.
  8. I am so lazy, I don’t need to rise and shine, please let me sleep little more.


The phrase is said to have originated in the military operations where soldiers would be asked to wake up early and start their activities in an enthusiastic manner. It was almost a compulsion to be active since the day would be a long one every day and to start positively meant that it went on better. To act lively would mean that a person would do well. It originated in the 1800’s and is a good way of greeting people as one wakes them up. Needless to say it is a family phrase and not usually used for people who do not live in the same house together.

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