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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
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • 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.
  • The morning after their first date, they were building sandcastles on the beach and planning their future.
Contemporary definitions for morning after
noun

a hangover

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