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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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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.
Previously held at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind, this is the seventh year the Eye Opener race has been run on Milliken's corporate campus.
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.
The continuous and obvious delay tactics and their horrendous way of handling this potentially good business venture has been something of an eye opener.
Getting business people to come here - it's a real eye opener for them - to see that it's safe and that schools haven't changed that much over the years,'' she said.
I think it was a surprise and an eye opener to them because they never really had any competition,'' senior Amanda Anderson said about Thousand Oaks, winner of five of the last six league championships.
This is going to serve as an eye opener for a lot of people,'' said Pricer, UCAN executive director.
Felder has been heavy all her life, but her February weigh-in was her eye opener.
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.