morning after

noun, plural mornings after.
1.
a period, as in the morning, when the aftereffects of excessive self-indulgence during the previous evening are felt, especially the aftereffects of excessive drinking of alcoholic beverages.
2.
a moment or period of realization in which the consequences of an earlier ill-advised action are recognized or brought home to one.

Origin:
1880–85

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Main Entry:  morning after1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the morning after a tryst or drinking bout; any unpleasant aftermath
Main Entry:  morning after2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a hangover
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Example sentences
The other patient was seized with a rigor the third morning after delivery.
The other half viewed the same images in the evening and then again the next
  morning after sleeping.
But they did much better the next morning after getting a good night's sleep.
He got a call the next morning after the theft was discovered.
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