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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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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.
Ferry said the role of student representative on the school board can be an eye-opener to the political process and gives an understanding about how policies are made.
This first novel by a young writer is based on his own prep school experiences, and it may be a real eye-opener for some.
When I first saw this, I presumed that they were carrying out fire prevention duties, but to see them all walking around the store with their shopping baskets was a bit of an eye-opener, to say the least.
But, as the daring duo flaunted their bodies near the famous Palace Pier, one female passer-by commented: "It was a bit of an eye-opener seeing two movie stars running around in their birthday suits.
Our Compliance Commander product has been a real eye-opener to our customers on violations that may have gone undetected in the past," said Ben A.
It's kind of an eye-opener for the kids to find out what their true skills are,'' said Jennifer Hughes, an instructor in electronics and computer technology at Glendale Community College.
An eye-opener to the multitudes of Technological developments in finance.
Having gone through it, it was really an eye-opener,'' said Scioscia, who was the AL manager for the 2003 All-Star game.
For those who have thought of Kraft as a public relations spokesman for NASA, this book will be an eye-opener.
The savings to be had by improving one's score and shopping rates by score can be a real eye-opener for many people.
It is a real eye-opener for anyone who thinks that the Protestant Reformation in England was just a quarrel Henry VIII had with the Pope about his marriage to Anne Boleyn.
Using Sourcefire Intrusion Management System has been a true eye-opener for Pentair; it has enabled us to address a number of potential security risks before they became problems," said Paul Samadani, Director, Corporate Technology Services at Pentair.
It was a real eye-opener, seeing how the doctors make do with the little they have.