eye-opener


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eye-opener

n
1. something startling or revealing
2. US and Canadian an alcoholic drink taken early in the morning
Translations

eye-opener

[ˈaɪˌəʊpnəʳ] N
1.revelación f, sorpresa f grande
it was a real eye-opener to or for mefue una verdadera revelación para mí
2. (US) → copa f para despertarse

eye-opener

[ˈaɪˌəʊpnəʳ] nrivelazione f

eye

(ai) noun
1. the part of the body with which one sees. Open your eyes; She has blue eyes.
2. anything like or suggesting an eye, eg the hole in a needle, the loop or ring into which a hook connects etc.
3. a talent for noticing and judging a particular type of thing. She has an eye for detail/colour/beauty.
verb
to look at, observe. The boys were eyeing the girls at the dance; The thief eyed the policeman warily.
ˈeyeball noun
1. the whole rounded structure of the eye.
2. the part of the eye between the eyelids.
ˈeyebrow noun
the curved line of hair above each eye.
ˈeye-catching adjective
striking or noticeable, especially if attractive. an eye-catching advertisement.
ˈeyelash noun
one of the (rows of) hairs that grow on the edge of the eyelids. She looked at him through her eyelashes.
ˈeyelet (-lit) noun
a small hole in fabric etc for a cord etc.
ˈeyelid noun
the movable piece of skin that covers or uncovers the eye.
ˈeye-opener noun
something that reveals an unexpected fact etc. Our visit to their office was a real eye-opener – they are so inefficient!
ˈeye-piece noun
the part of a telescope etc to which one puts one's eye.
ˈeyeshadow noun
a kind of coloured make-up worn around the eyes.
ˈeyesight noun
the ability to see. I have good eyesight.
ˈeyesore noun
something (eg a building) that is ugly to look at.
ˈeye-witness noun
a person who sees something (eg a crime) happen. Eye-witnesses were questioned by the police.
before/under one's very eyes
in front of one, usually with no attempt at concealment. It happened before my very eyes.
be up to the eyes in
to be very busy or deeply involved in or with. She's up to the eyes in work.
close one's eyes to
to ignore (especially something wrong). She closed her eyes to the children's misbehaviour.
in the eyes of
in the opinion of. You've done no wrong in the eyes of the law.
keep an eye on
1. to watch closely. Keep an eye on the patient's temperature.
2. to look after. Keep an eye on the baby while I am out!
lay/set eyes on
to see, especially for the first time. I wish I'd never set eyes on her!
raise one's eyebrows
to (lift one's eyebrows in order to) show surprise.
see eye to eye
to be in agreement. We've never seen eye to eye about this matter.
with an eye to something
with something as an aim. He's doing this with an eye to promotion.
with one's eyes open
with full awareness of what one is doing. I knew what the job would involve – I went into it with my eyes open.
References in classic literature ?
Back on the land, in my house, I took no before breakfast eye-opener, no bed-going nightcap.
It could be an eye-opener to see we have a lot of work to do.
It was an eye-opener, but it was a good eye-opener because it's made me stronger and made me realise it's where I want to get back to.
Liverpool beat the Thailand national team 3-0 two years ago, and midfielder Joe Allen says it was an eye-opener to somebody new to the club.
He added: "The first few weeks have been an eye-opener for me.
Coach Michael Weiss said the loss was an eye-opener for the Azkals and the form they are in now.
Mr Lavery said: "It was a real eye-opener to see the amount of effort put in by the hard-working staff at the Ashington office to get everything to its right destinations in time for Christmas.
London, Feb 8( ANI ): England captain Andrew Strauss has described England's first series defeat since 2009 as an eye-opener rather than an aberration.
ISLAMABAD, November 29, 2011 (Frontier Star): The Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People's Freedom League Muhammad Farooq Rehmani Monday strongly condemned Nato and ISAF invasion and aerial bombardment on Pakistani Posts in Mohmand Agency said that the invasion an eye-opener to the policy-planners of Pakistan.
This game was an eye-opener for some of them," said Challinor.
Her second round performance in the Cesarewitch at Mullingar was a real eye-opener but to watch her powering home behind Sizzling Rambler over 525 yards on Sunday evening left one itching to see her given a chance over 700 yards or further, albeit in time.
What should be the cure for insomnia proves an eye-opener instead.