mornings after

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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