eye opener

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - eye opener

"eye opener (eye-opener)"

a startling or shocking revelation


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - eye opener

"eye opener (eye-opener)"

an alcoholic drink intended to stimulate especially early in the morning


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - eye opener

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Did you know that Jim sings rock and roll music Saturday nights?

Colleague 2:  Jim?  The ultra-conservative, bow-tie-wearing Jim in accounting?

Colleague 1:  Yes, that Jim.

Colleague 2:  Jim sings rock and roll.  Wow, that's a real eye-opener!

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - eye opener

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I could sure use an ice cold vodka and orange juice with really strong orange juice.

Friend 2:  But it's only seven o'clock in the morning.

Friend 1: Never mind.  I had a rough night last night and I need to get moving quickly this morning so a good strong eye opener is just what I need.

eye opener - Usage:


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eye opener - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for eye opener.

eye opener - Examples:

1)  My first experience at Uchi was a real eye opener for me, it exceeded expectations 10 fold.

2)  It's an eye opener because it makes you realize that there's no lightning strike of inspiration.

3)  Twenty years ago when I first got on the Internet it was such an eye opener for me. For the first time I was on completely equal footing with everyone.

4)  When Massachusetts didn't vote Romney that was an eye opener.

5)  ... so my husband and I's first puppy together was an eye opener. Definitely more difficult than our two cats.

6)  Just going through the interviewing process was an eye opener for me.

7)  This book is a real eye opener to issues still present dealing with prejudice and racism.

8)  This can be quite an eye opener for them and will prove beyond doubt that you really do know what you're ...

9)  It was a HUGE eye opener for me and, made me realize I might not be in full conscience control ...

10)  Thank you or this readings. It's an eye opener. The topic about forgiveness made me cry.

11)  The list of top 100 global thinkers is an eye opener to me because most of them I had no idea who they were ...

12)  Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking? Eye opener: Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your ...

13)  And what an eye opener. I not only learned how disturbing my spending was, I learned how the ...

14)  ... it was kind of an eye opener... how a lot of times we limit ourselves because of what we've done in ...

15)  ... then teach to each other -- has been a real eye opener. I don't think I'll ever teach a course the same way ...

16)  Great advice. Reading out loud was an huge eye opener for me. What seemed a perfect sentence in my mind became obviously clumsy when ...

17)  ... first couple of times I attended more tech-oriented open source conferences was an eye opener

18)  ... them and show them how much everything costs -- it'll definitely be an eye opener for them and will show them just how much it costs to run a household ...

19)  This presentation hopes to be an eye opener for security practitioners that there are many more techniques, tools and options beyond the ...

20)  This is going to be a great eye opener, because some people think they can get out of debt quicker than they think ...