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eye-opener

Substance abuse A popular term for the first drink of an alcoholic's day, which he believes helps steady himself, or 'treats' a hangover
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It will certainly have been an eye-opener for the boys who haven't played out in Sri Lanka and has showed them the skills that are needed out here.
He added: "It was definitely a very big eye-opener.
Professor Edzard Ernst said: "This was an eye-opener and pretty scary.
The amazing experience was a real eye-opener for the children ( and a lot of fun.
But when prissy and pompous Victor Melling (Michael Caine) puts Hart through beauty camp, the transformation is a sight for sore eyes and something of an eye-opener for fellow agent Matthews (Benjamin Bratt).
Certainly, it is my hope that the Hyde Interview will prove to be an eye-opener, when DU's 2008 class is complete, we'll have some sense of that.
It's an eye-opener, particularly for those cultural imperialists (meaning most of us) who assume that our patterns are universal--or should be.
Doing research for the Biennial and going to places like Houston and Miami was a real eye-opener.
It is scholarly, readable, and most importantly, an eye-opener to the untrained reader concernin the relationship between language, the world it seeks to describe, and those seeking to use words to describe their world.
Problem deciding who is deserving THE Mail's article on food banks was certainly an eye-opener in as much that it shows just how difficult it is to determine who deserves a decent rate of benefit and those that don't.
It was a little bit of an eye-opener during that 25-minute spell in the second half when they scored their three goals.