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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Lacson said the ramming incident between a Filipino vessel and a Chinese vessel served as an 'eye opener' on the possibility of an armed conflict between the Philippines and China.
ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa on Monday remarked private schools earned millions of rupees annually on the pretext of 5 per cent increase in fees, adding that, the recent audit report is an eye opener in this regard.
The incident, De Villa said, was also an "eye opener" for both the voters and candidates.
GARETH Barry has seen it all in football yet still described his introduction to the Championship as an "eye opener".
Islamabad -- Despite tall claims of Inspector General (IG) Security, the incident of theft in a police picket is an eye opener.
TURNING up at Burnley on Thursday was an eye opener. I hardly expected a red carpet from the punters having won a Premier League title with their bitter rivals Blackburn but I was hounded.
Botswana 400 metre runner Karabo Sibanda said in an interview that the workshop was an eye opener.
The twitter battle should be an eye opener for Pakistan to know who are our friends and allies.
01 (ANI): The results of the Uttar Pradesh civic polls are an eye opener for everyone, according to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday.
TONY SULLIVAN says Cammell Laird 1907 should be challenging for the North West Counties First Division title - but admits the opening four games have been an "eye opener".
"That's what we tried to do against Barnet - get down the sides - but we didn't have that electric pace of Alex, which I think will cause teams problems." Young admits the 3-0 defeat to the Bees was an "eye opener" in terms of the quality his promoted side will face in the non-league top flight this season.
LONGLEAT'S FAMOUS forests were transformed into a winter wonderland this month, providing the perfect setting for the AOP's student 'Eye Opener' conference.