eye opener


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eye opener

n. Informal
1. A startling or shocking revelation.
2. A drink of liquor taken to stimulate, especially upon awakening.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eye opener - an alcoholic drink intended to wake one up early in the morningeye opener - an alcoholic drink intended to wake one up early in the morning
drink - a single serving of a beverage; "I asked for a hot drink"; "likes a drink before dinner"
2.eye opener - something surprising and revealing
surprise - a sudden unexpected event

eye opener

noun
Informal. Something disclosed, especially something not previously known or realized:
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