eyeopener

eyeopener
/uy"oh'peuh neuhr/, n.
1. an experience or disclosure that gives one a sudden realization or understanding: Her disclosures about her childhood were a real eyeopener.
2. a drink of liquor taken early in the day and intended to wake a person up fully.
[1810-20, Amer.; EYE + OPENER]

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