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 Dear Buddy: Note to you: People wearing beer goggles usually lack depth perception. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, 28 Feb. 2021 Dear Buddy: Note to you: People wearing beer goggles usually lack depth perception. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 28 Feb. 2021 After all, there were lots of songs about beer goggles. Emily Yahr,, 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, 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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