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.
NEIL TAYLOR admitted Aston Villa's dramatic loss at Tottenham was an "eye-opener" for a lot of their players.
"This was my first time travelling outside the UK and it was a complete eye-opener - the best experience I have had."
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"The unfortunate Makati incident can also be an eye-opener for voters, as well as candidates," said the former ambassador to the Vatican.
A REAL EYE-OPENER IT'S not often an eye cream makes us go 'wow', but we were won over by Kiehl's Youth Dose Eye Treatment, PS37, as soon as we patted it on.
JACK Ross admits it was an 'eye-opener' for him to see the scrutiny which came with Sunderland's first defeat - but says he would not have it any other way.
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on Saturday described as an 'eye-opener' the runway mishap that affected the normal operations of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia).
VIRAT Kohli's brilliant century was an "eye-opener" to Sam Curran on the day the young England left-armer proved he too has the ability to be a match-winner in Test cricket.
SCANDAL 'AN EYE-OPENER' PAUL Collingwood says the recent ball-tampering scandal is an 'eye-opener' for the game.
He said that the result is an eye-opener for those who hatching conspiracies against the leadership of PML-N and was optimistic of the landslide victory of the party in the general elections of 2018.
Ganguly said the Chappell incident was an eye-opener for him and made him a better person."The Greg Chappell incident was an eye-opener for me.