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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Getting business people to come here - it's a real eye opener for them - to see that it's safe and that schools haven't changed that much over the years,'' she said.
I think it was a surprise and an eye opener to them because they never really had any competition,'' senior Amanda Anderson said about Thousand Oaks, winner of five of the last six league championships.
This is going to serve as an eye opener for a lot of people,'' said Pricer, UCAN executive director.
Felder has been heavy all her life, but her February weigh-in was her eye opener.
I think he will have found it a bit of an eye opener," said McNish.
Bennett has been relieving his feelings by telling his friends that he will run the editor of the Eye Opener out of town.