Meaning: Describing something that taught you an important lesson or made you see reality, sometime used with “real,” as in “a real eye-opener.”
My latest doctor’s exam was an eye-opener for me. I need to eat better and get more exercise.
You should read this book about global warming. It’s a real eye-opener.
Her trip to Afghanistan was an eye opener.
What’s the opposite of an eye opener?
A. A boring experience.
B. A normal, everyday event.
C. A shocking event.
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The correct answer is A & B. An eye opener is a new, memorable even very surprising, experience that makes you see things in a new way.