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eye-opener

eye–opener

noun eye–open·er \ˈī-ˌōp-nər, -ˌō-pə-\

: something that shows or teaches you something in a surprising way

Full Definition of EYE-OPENER

1
:  a drink intended to wake one up
2
:  something startling, surprising, or enlightening <her biography is a real eye–opener>
eye–open·ing \-niŋ\ adjective

First Known Use of EYE-OPENER

1817

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