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eye opener

1. An utterly shocking or startling thing, situation, or revelation. (Sometimes hyphenated.) The former champion's crushing defeat in the first round of the tournament was an eye opener to everyone who had expected her to make it to the finals without resistance. Learning about John's opium addiction was a real eye-opener for me.
2. A strong alcoholic beverage consumed early in the morning or first thing upon waking. (Sometimes hyphenated.) Primarily heard in US, Canada, South Africa. After going on quite a bender over the weekend, an eye opener was the only thing that could get me moving on Monday morning.
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Event volunteers will also receive the Fila-donated shirts, and the Eye Opener race T-shirts are available for sale to the public during the event for $20.
The Eye Opener Meet is a great way to kick off the cross-country season, and Milliken is proud to be part of this exciting event.
Ian Connor, a former NCAA Champion runner and 2003-2004 USA World Championship team distance runner; and Julia Stamps, a four time Junior National Champion and eight time All American running champion, will be speaking to the young runners at the Radisson Hotel the night before the Eye Opener.
Being in the service was a lot of fun, she said, but it was an eye opener.
The Spectra-Strip Division of Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH) reported today their agreement to license the EYE OPENER +(TM) conductor technology from W.
We are excited to have been selected by Gore as their licensing partner for their unique EYE OPENER + conductor technology," stated Carl Booth, Amphenol Spectra-Strip Director of Product Development.
Gore is pleased to have Amphenol Spectra-Strip as sole second source supplier of our EYE OPENER + conductor technology," commented David Dillon, product manager for Gore.
That the performance of Jeff Sugarman (as Olivier) greatly outmatches Robert Machray's Welles is an eye opener, but not a death knell.
The continuous and obvious delay tactics and their horrendous way of handling this potentially good business venture has been something of an eye opener.
That experience proved to be one of the many eye openers we encountered during the project and prompted me to write this column.
a developer and manufacturer of high-speed signal integrity test and measurement solutions for the computer, storage, and communications industries, introduces BERTScope Eye Openers for the convenient and easy-to-use conversion of conventional non-return to zero (NRZ) data to de-emphasized data signals which are used by a growing number of high-speed serial bus standards.