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beer goggles

The perception that potential mates are more sexually attractive than one might think when sober, due to intoxication after consumption of alcohol (not necessarily beer). Cheryl always gets beer goggles when she drinks and then brings home some real losers.
See also: beer, goggle

love goggles

The inability to see any flaws in one's beloved. Dana's love goggles keep her from seeing how controlling her girlfriend is.
See also: goggle, love

the goggle-box

Television, either referring to the object or the medium. Please don't just sit around and loaf in front of the goggle-box all day. The goggle-box is definitely making us all stupider.

goggle at (someone or something)

To stare at someone or something in surprise with the eyes open very wide. I have some great pictures of the kids goggling at the giraffes at the zoo. It probably wasn't the best reaction, but I was so shocked that I could only goggle at Mary when she told me she was pregnant.
See also: goggle


1. With the eyes open very wide in surprise. I have some great pictures of the kids looking positively goggle-eyed at the zoo. Mary's announcement that she was pregnant left most of us goggle-eyed.
2. slang Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really goggle-eyed!

goggle at someone or something

to stare at someone or something with bulging eyes. Don't stand there goggling at me! The child stood there and goggled at the newborn lamb.
See also: goggle

beer goggles

n. imaginary lenses (associated with too much beer) worn by someone for whom all persons of the opposite sex look very attractive. (see also male blindness.) See how Willy is looking at that dog? He’s got his beer goggles on!
See also: beer, goggle


and googly-eyed (ˈgɑglæɑɪd and ˈgugliɑɪd)
mod. alcohol intoxicated and staring. Willy was goggle-eyed and couldn’t stand up.
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The goggles have an adjustable low-particulating comfort strap with gamma compatible buckles, oversized indirect vents that limit fogging and improved air flow, and are custom designed to accommodate prescription glasses while providing superior peripheral visibility.
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and MultiGen-Paradigm to provide the F-16 Networked Training Center at Luke Air Force Base with a high-fidelity NVG training capability that realistically and precisely simulates what F-16 pilots actually see through night-vision goggles when they fly nighttime missions.
The ESS low-profile, night vision goggle is for Soldiers who do not need prescription eyeglasses.
The new eyewear is categorized as either spectacles or goggles, according to the test criteria each must pass to be authorized for use by Soldiers:
The Goggle Deskbar takes only minutes to download and install.
Goggles are undergoing user evaluation at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in California; and both goggle and spectacle prototypes are being evaluated at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
New from Jackson is the SightShield, a polycarbonate faceshield and anti-fog goggle providing splash and impact protection, with PVC gaskets snugly connecting the goggle and shield for an all in one unit
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What we really wanted to do was copy the human eye as best as possible to give the user the most familiar reference point when using a night vision goggle," he said.
This order is reportedly the second of two production year contract options for Exelis' Spiral Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (SENVG), designated AN/PSQ-20A.
This is the second of two production year contract options for Exelis' Spiral Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (SENVG), designated AN/PSQ-20A.