Origin of pick-me-up
Examples from the Web for pick-me-up
This fancy spice pack pairs with four different spirits—vodka, tequila, aquavit, and gin—to ensure the perfect morning pick-me-up.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Don Draper in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They're picking themselves up off the floor, but they need a pick-me-up.
Adonis calls for a "pick-me-up" before he has strength enough to answer a billet-doux from Venus.Kenelm Chillingly, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
It was chilly, and the coffee was a good "pick-me-up" before a day's trek.Adventures in Swaziland|Owen Rowe O'Neil