- startling news or
occurrence; something which causes one to suddenly
understand what was not previously known.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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eye-opener — eye openers N COUNT: usu sing, usu a N If you describe something as an eye opener, you mean that it surprises you and that you learn something new from it. [INFORMAL] This summer s tour was an eye opener for her. For the first time ever, the… … English dictionary
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eye-opener — ☆ eye opener [ī′ō΄pə nər ] n. 1. a surprising piece of news, sudden realization, etc. 2. Informal an alcoholic drink, esp. one taken early in the day eye opening adj … English World dictionary
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eye-opener — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms eye opener : singular eye opener plural eye openers a situation that shows you something surprising that you did not know before Visiting people in prison was a real eye opener for me. Derived word: eye opening … English dictionary