eye-opener


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eye-opener

1. n. a real surprise. This day has been an eye-opener for me.
2. n. a wake-up drink of liquor; a strong drink any time. He knocked back a quick eye-opener and finished dressing.
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It was also an eye-opener and I think some of the children got a bit of a shock.
The real eye-opener is the man described as an asylum-seeker from Sudan who, with a host of serious health issues, expects to be paid benefit at the expense of the British Government and, of course, the tax-payer.
BBC2's Inside Claridge's, which gave us a butcher's behind those famed, art deco doors, was a real eye-opener into the ways of the affluent.
S4C presenter Dai Jones admits that last year's first-time visit to the festival was a real eye-opener.
The F1 veteran said: "It was an eye-opener and I'm confident I'll be faster next time out at Valencia.
MY WEEKPunting high Little to aftertime about this week other than a purple patch on winning distances Punting low Missing the wedding but showing up for the funeral with Bonnie Prince Blue Looking forward to A Champion Hurdle that at last looks like being worthy of its name Recent eyecatcher Times over 5f at Southwell can be dubious, but Godfrey Street's course-record romp last Thursday was a real eye-opener.
But it is an eye-opener to just how reliant we are on this particular home appliance.
This gritty and realistic tale will be an eye-opener for many YAs, and whatever their feelings about illegal immigration, they will be able to appreciate Victor's desperation, determination, and courage.
Your magazine is an eye-opener to the downtrodden and the oppressed and indeed a challenge to African leaders.
My journey from the airport to Formby was an eye-opener.
It was a massive eye-opener and, knowing what type of person was in that prison, I just wanted out.
He admits that coping with four children on a weekly budget of pounds 79 was an eye-opener.
The softwood lumber dispute has been an eye-opener for industry-dependent communties, and demonstrates a need for Canadians to start reproducing softwood, he notes.
YOUR feature on Siamese twins Reba and Lori was a real eye-opener (The Mirror, Sept 12).
Bigonzetti's biggest eye-opener, however, came when William Forsythe created StepText for Aterballetto.