Beer Goggles

What Does "Beer Goggles" Mean?

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"Beer goggles" is an English idiom. It means "the perceived increase in attractiveness of others (usually in a romantic context) when one is intoxicated."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "beer goggles" used in a sentence:
  • After a few drinks at the bar, his beer goggles were firmly on.
  • She's not usually my type, but I must've had my beer goggles on last night.
  • It's amazing how beer goggles can make even the most average place look like a five-star resort.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Beer Goggles" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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