eye opener
eye opener eye opener n. 1. That which makes the eyes open, as startling news or occurrence; something which causes one to suddenly understand what was not previously known. [1913 Webster]

2. A drink of liquor, especially the first one in the morning. [U. S. Slang] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • eye-opener — eye openers N COUNT: usu sing, usu a N If you describe something as an eye opener, you mean that it surprises you and that you learn something new from it. [INFORMAL] This summer s tour was an eye opener for her. For the first time ever, the… …   English dictionary

  • eye-opener — eye .opener n [C usually singular] an experience from which you learn something surprising or new ▪ The whole trip has been a real eye opener …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • eye-opener — ☆ eye opener [ī′ō΄pə nər ] n. 1. a surprising piece of news, sudden realization, etc. 2. Informal an alcoholic drink, esp. one taken early in the day eye opening adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • eye opener — eye ,opener noun count usually singular 1. ) a situation that shows you things you did not know before 2. ) an alcoholic drink taken in the morning to wake up ╾ eye ,opening adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • eye-opener — ☆ eye opener [ī′ō΄pə nər ] n. 1. a surprising piece of news, sudden realization, etc. 2. Informal an alcoholic drink, esp. one taken early in the day eye opening adj …   English World dictionary

  • eye opener — index bombshell Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • eye-opener — Something surprising, unexpected which reveals the truth about something or someone …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • eye-opener — ► NOUN informal ▪ an unexpected revelation …   English terms dictionary

  • eye-opener — 1. n. a real surprise. □ Her confession was a real eye opener. □ This day has been an eye opener for me. 2. n. a wake up drink of liquor; a strong drink any time. □ He knocked back a quick eye opener and finished dressing …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • eye-opener — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms eye opener : singular eye opener plural eye openers a situation that shows you something surprising that you did not know before Visiting people in prison was a real eye opener for me. Derived word: eye opening …   English dictionary

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