eye-opener

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Noun[edit]

eye-opener ‎(plural eye-openers)

  1. An experience or event that reveals, enlightens, or informs; something that causes learning, revelation, realization, or increased awareness.
    A visit to the slaughterhouse was a real eye-opener to anyone who thought they understood where their food came from.
  2. An alcoholic beverage consumed first thing in the morning. A euphemism used by those offering or consuming alcohol 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.