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morning after

noun, plural mornings after.
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.
a moment or period of realization in which the consequences of an earlier ill-advised action are recognized or brought home to one.
Origin of morning after
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She was suffering that morning-after sullenness which follows unusual indulgences in virtue as well as other excesses.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • To Keegan there was something inexplicable about Basine's morning-after pose.

    Gargoyles Ben Hecht
  • The ache is as near like the morning-after headache as can be.

    With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews
  • A large and varied experience as a servant to young gentlemen had inured him to morning-after repentances.

    The Blower of Bubbles Arthur Beverley Baxter
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