Come up smelling of roses - (UK) If someone comes up smelling of roses, they emerge from a situation with their reputation undamaged.
Smell a rat - If you smell a rat, you know instinctively that something is wrong or that someone is lying to you.
Wake up and smell the coffee - When someone doesn't realise what is really happening or is not paying enough attention to events around them, you can tell them to wake up and smell the coffee.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. smellen, smillen, smullen,; cf. LG. smellen, smelen, smölen, schmelen, to smoke, to reek, D. smeulen, to smolder, and E. smolder,. Cf. Smell (n.)
And great heaven's, how it did smell.
"How Private George W. Peck Put Down The Rebellion or, The Funny Experiences of a Raw Recruit - 1887" by George W. Peck
We were aroused by a horrible smell.
"New Treasure Seekers" by E. (Edith) Nesbit
I was just feeling a bit of tired, and then I took a smell of poppy-heads and away went the tiredness to Jericho.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Now I dare say the Old Squire thinks he smells tramps and wants to bite them.
"Last Words" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
As for him, he had smelled them the night before after everybody was asleep.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
They smelled very romantic.
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Mr. Man up'n ax 'im is he got a bad cole, en Brer Rabbit 'spon' dat he smell sump'n' w'ich it don't smell like ripe peaches.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
How disagreeably it smells!
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
They threw themselves on the damp earth which smelled so fresh.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
Smelts smell like cucumbers: the green-bone fish and the mackerel smell alike.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
But with the bitter blood
And the death-smell
All his life's sweetness bled
Into a smile.
"Has Your Soul Sipped?" by Wilfred Owen
‘Dear me!’ exclaimed Homer,
‘What a delicious aroma!
It smells as if a town
Was being burnt down.’
"Clerihew – Homer" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
It is enough
To smell, to crumble the dark earth,
While the robin sings over again
Sad songs of Autumn mirth.
"Digging 2" by Edward Thomas
O blessed yaffil, laughing loud!
O blessed falling glass!
O blessed fan of cold gray cloud!
O blessed smelling grass!
"The South Wind: A Fisherman's Blessing" by Charles Kingsley
The rose is dead, and you are gone,
But to the dress I wore
The rose's smell, the thought of you,
Are wed forevermore.
"The Parting Day" by Edith Wharton
Blooming flowers all seem spotless,
On the spotless hill and dell,
Oh, how beautiful they all are,
And how fragrant too they smell.
"Spotless (James 1:21)" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Old People Smell Different, Not Worse.
Walking into The Dock restaurant at Fair Park early Labor Day morning, you smell nothing but cotton candy, grease and arrhythmia.
She just likes that fresh outdoor smell.
This week Iran revealed a perfume device that its inventor claims hides the smell of gunpowder.
The one who's had the "For Sale" sign on the front lawn for longer than it's comfortable for either of you to discuss -- can practically smell escrow.
Variation in the Smell of Our Sweat Can Convey Fear or Disgust.
Microbes give your house its distinctive smell.
And, boy, did that Cadillac smell by the time he got back.
They're rarities in that most stadiums these days still have that new-stadium smell wafting around.
Now, imagine it smelling terrible—like the-baddest-breath-you've-ever-smelled kind of terrible.
Residents said they smelled gas.
Walking into Scottsdale's Geisha A Go Go, one is overwhelmed with sights and smells.
(CBS News) There may be hope for people who are unable to smell.
You can almost see the lasers and smell the smoke while listening to this cracking live performance from Austin dance-rock duo Ghostland Observatory.
"Dog droppings, it doesn't smell good," said one resident.
This shows the usefulness of such methods to give sharp explicit results, even in situations that do not a priori smell like dependent spin systems and Gibbs-measures.
Universal bounds on the selfaveraging of random diffraction measures
Smell as a computational resource - a lesson we can learn from the ant.
The Cover Time of Deterministic Random Walks
Of course this “smells” like a critical phenomenon, but in order to make contact with the general theory, we need to convert our result to an expression where the symmetry is broken in the bulk, i.e. by a fermion mass term.
The phase transition in the multiflavour Schwinger model
Males with a strong or frequent signal might attract more mates simply because they are noticed more quickly or farther away, or because females are sensitive to the signal because it also occurs in other contexts (like a pheromone with a smell similar to that of food).
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
Perhaps the most basic is ”how to smell the pasta?”.
Neutron Star Crust and Molecular Dynamics Simulation