beer goggles

plural noun

Definition of beer goggles

: the effects of alcohol thought of metaphorically as a pair of goggles that alter a person's perceptions especially by making others appear more attractive than they actually are

Examples of beer goggles in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After all, there were lots of songs about beer goggles. Emily Yahr, chicagotribune.com, "How Morgan Wallen’s ‘Whiskey Glasses’ became one of the year’s most unexpected hits," 14 Nov. 2019 Grab your beer goggles; San Diego’s Ballast Point will open Downtown Disney District’s first brewery later this year. Keith Flanagan, USA TODAY, "Downtown Disney District to debut Ballast Point brewery," 24 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of beer goggles

1987, in the meaning defined above

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“Beer goggles.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beer%20goggles. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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