beer goggles

beer goggles

plural noun Slang.
metaphorical goggles that one wears after excessive consumption of alcohol, and that cause diminished judgment, particularly in encouraging one to be attracted to and flirtatious with someone one would not ordinarily find attractive: I bet he was wearing beer goggles when he left the party with that loser. I was sure the Sox would make the playoffs, but I was obviously looking through beer goggles.
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beer goggles
 
pl n
informal with one's beer goggles on seeing people and things as becoming increasingly attractive as one's alcohol intake rises

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Main Entry:  beer goggles
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the illusion that someone is more attractive than they are, brought on be excessive drinking
Example:  He was obviously wearing beer goggles last night when he hooked up with her.
Etymology:  1990+
Usage:  slang
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