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See also: eyeopener and eye opener



eye-opener (plural eye-openers)

  1. (informal, idiomatic) A startling or shocking revelation.
    A visit to the slaughterhouse was a real eye-opener to anyone who thought they understood where their food came from.
  2. (informal, euphemistic) An alcoholic beverage consumed first thing in the morning.
    As soon as I got on the plane I asked the flight attendant for an eye-opener, but all he had to offer was orange juice.